TheÂ PajamaÂ Factory started out in the 1880s, as a rubber company. Later on, hundreds worked here making Keds sneakers.Â Â In the 1930s, the WeldonsÂ PajamaCompany moved in. The eight-building complex would grow to become the largestÂ pajamaÂ factory in the world.
A set is on display inside Todd Foresmanâ€™s Coffee shop on the ground floor, where he takes pride in his work.
â€œWhen you are cooking for people that you care about, you make a better meal.Â Itâ€™s the same with the coffee.Â I really love what I do.Â I really do believe I have the best coffee in the state,â€Â said Todd Foresman, Owner,Â Way Cool Beans Coffee Shop
Toddâ€™s landlord is property owner Mark Winkelman, an architect from New York.Â Â Heâ€™s renovating theÂ PajamaÂ Factory and turned part of the building into his home away from home.
â€œWeâ€™ve owned it for twelve years.Â Itâ€™s been a continuous renovation effort.Â And we will continue for many more years.Â I like the slow growth, the organic growth aspect of that,â€ said Mark Winkelman, Owner of theÂ Pajama Factory.