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Pandoros went Alaskan-Bound


On top of real estate investments, Pandoros also has worn the venture capitalist hat.  Most recently, yours truly had the honor of trekking to Anchorage, Alaska to visit Resolution Brewing Company.

Founded by Brandon Hall, Christopher Castaneda and Luke Bowen, the three like minded cohorts are passionate craft beer otakus.  This passion paired with Luke’s insight, Chris’s logistics background, Brandon’s vision and technical know-how translates into a triumvirate that is out to make its dent in the Alaskan micro-brewery scene.

Since Luke lives in Boston, I only had a chance to interface with Brandon and Chris this past weekend.  Picked their brains a bit on the brewing process, offered some tips on better lighting for future marketing photos, showed them progress on the WordPress site Paul has been working on and overall got to observe pre-grand opening daily operations.  In return, I was given a crash course on what goes on during a beer guild meet, taken around town with frequent visits to the local brewing supply store and attended an Alaskan Beer week event.

It’s been a very beer-centric four days and its definitely exciting to see random strangers knock on the retail space asking “How soon will you guys be ready to serve?”  “Can I buy that hoodie you’re wearing and do they come in different colors?” is also another question that came up from passerbys.

Nearing the finish line of opening its doors, Resolution Brewing Company will be serving Belgo-American brews to friends, family and all that love craft beer at its taproom in the near future.  This weekend, the gents will be hosting a mini brewery tour as well as open up flood gate for apparel and accessories sales.  Additionally, they will launch their growler-centric “Uprise” campaign.  Until the next major update, have a look at some of the photos taken this past weekend.  The rest can be seen in our Facebook page.

Side note: the Pho at Phonatik can take on any Pho establishment in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.

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New Site Theme

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Van and I got together over the weekend to work on some end of the year things and decided it was time to update the website. We found this new great theme that does a better job of portraying the website on the phone and in the browser. We really liked the modern touch and the brighter color scheme to contrast with our logo. Let us know what you think!

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Hidden Gems in DC – Gravelly Point Park



Where else can you capture light trails of incoming airplanes, cars on the George Washington Memorial Parkway as well as the Washington Memorial.  Gravelly Point Park, in my opinion is one of the nation’s hidden gems.  Between locals, tourists, plane spotters, jogger and cyclist passerbys, the park technically is frequented quite often.  It even has a healthy amount of Yelp reviews.  However, for the enthusiast behind a camera, I call this a goldmine for capturing a serene moment.  Stay tuned for the next hidden gem in DC.


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Our First Blog Post!

Category : Blog

Now that business is really rolling and we started our first initial investments we decided it was a good time to start a blog.  We are currently looking at investing in two new opportunities over the next couple of months and are hoping to have the investments closed out by EOY.  Pandoros is growing! If you haven’t been watching our About Us page we hired Van Ngo this fall and he is helping us in making headway in both the property management and social media areas of business. 2015 is going to be a big year for us and the team is excited!