CyberBlue: Selma’s ‘Hot Spot’

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 3, 2007

The Selma Times-Journal

When you need to send information “yesterday,” the Internet is usually the road most taken.

Owners Jimmie Coleman and Edy Serrano call CyberBlue Internet Caf, located at 109 Broad St.,

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the place to “connect, work, play, enjoy.”

Being a place to network with business-minded individuals, connect to the Internet, get your business cards printed, enjoy one of many flavors of coffee, juice or Coke beverages, read the newspaper and grab a regular or jelly-filled Krispy Kreme doughtnut, the business is definitely unique for the area.

“We wanted to create a new industry for Selma,” Coleman said. “We’re trying to drive traffic downtown.”

The business is a real “hot spot,” since it is completely wireless.

“We wanted Selma to be a hub,” Coleman said.

Business hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. Friday

and Saturday.

Every Monday is Chess Night, Wednesday is Poetry and Jazz Night and every first Friday of the month is Networking Night.

Besides business cards, one can order banners, labels, menu covers and postcards. One can also have documents scanned, notarized or faxed.

“There’s more to come,” Coleman said.

Opened since Jubilee weekend, which was March 2-4, CyberBlue received a lot of press traffic.

Having both Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., in town made the Queen City

a magnet for members of the press from all over the world who needed a place to connect to the Web. Luckily for them, Coleman and Serrano were more than

happy to accommodate them.

Coleman said he put a sign outside and the people poured in, filling all the seats and the floor.

Serrano said members of the press were there until 2 a.m.

To further accommodate out of town visitors, there are five clocks on the back wall – one for Alabama, New York, Los Angeles, London and Tokyo.

“She wanted it to feel like Grand Central Station,” Coleman said of Serrano.

For more information, call 876-9898.