The smallest town in America — a 10-acre plot on the Wyoming plains — has ambitions to become the next Starbucks with a Southeast Asian twist. Nguyen Dinh Pham, a Vietnamese entrepreneur, bought Buford, Wyo., for $900,000 in an online auction last year from Vietnam War veteran Don Sammons. Buford’s largest building, the trading post, now resembles a Wild West-Vietnamese market, but its new mayor and population-of-one, Pham, has ambitions to put the town on the map as more than a curiosity. Buford has become the American home of the Vietnamese coffee market. Even cross-country truckers are already calling Pham’s coffee “the high test” stuff.
Source: Los Angeles Times