Peter B’s Espresso Becomes Luke’s Diner For A Day

Trinity Students Help Celebrate Upcoming Netflix Revival of ‘Gilmore Girls’

Kelly Vaughan '17 is interviewed at Peter B's
by a Fox CT television news reporter.

Hartford, Connecticut, October 10, 2016 – A quick stop for coffee on campus took a bit longer last Wednesday, October 5, as fans of the comedy-drama television show Gilmore Girls packed into Peter B’s Espresso cafe to take part in a promotional event involving  200 coffee shops across the nation.

Kelly Vaughan ’17, a Peter B’s manager and barista, said that Trinity’s Peter B’s was one of just two cafes in Connecticut enlisted by Netflix to promote its Gilmore Girls revival mini-series, A Year in the Life, by handing out 250 free cups of coffee, courtesy of Netflix. Vaughan and fellow baristas embraced the chance to turn Peter B’s into Luke’s Diner, the regular hangout of characters Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.

Gilmore Girls fans appreciated the plaid clad baristas, inspired by Luke of Luke's Diner.

Dressed in flannel shirts and backwards baseball caps (just like Luke in the Gilmore Girls), Peter B’s staff served coffee in Luke’s branded coffee cups and welcomed visitors who traveled from across the state, including from East Haven, Durham, and Clinton, as well as from Springfield, Massachusetts, to share in the experience. A reporter from Fox 61 stopped by to report on the event and to interview Vaughan and other Trinity students.

Set in the fictional Connecticut town of Stars Hollow, Gilmore Girls ran for seven seasons between 2000 and 2007. Vaughan noted that she happened to have binge-watched all episodes of the show over the summer and quickly became a fan. The four-part miniseries, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, will be released November 25 on Netflix.

Written by Kathy Andrews