Before there was Po’Shines,
there was Friday’s Espresso…



In 1990 E.D. Mondainé, Senior Pastor of Celebration Tabernacle Inc., had a vision to create opportunities for individuals in his congregation and the local community who were on welfare but possessed extremely great talent. Most of them needed the discipline to develop the proper gifting within to experience success, but were defeated by depression, low self-esteem and physical and mental abuse. E.D. Mondainé launched Girl & Guy Fridays, a copying secretarial service with cafe. This provided the opportunity for empowerment. After several years, Girl & Guys Fridays became Fridays Espresso and concentrated its efforts on selling fine coffee and antiques.