American Australian Association (AAA)

In Conversation with Nick Stone, Founder & CEO of Bluestone Lane

Event Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented global disruptions to the hospitality industry. Restrictions on restaurant operations and stay-at-home order mandates have forced businesses to adapt quickly in order to stay afloat.


Join AAA Vice-Chair, Melissa Babbage in conversation with Bluestone Lane Founder & CEO, Nick Stone as we explore how Nick is navigating his business through these challenging times.


This webinar will feature a Q&A with Nick Stone.  Please submit your questions in advance to [email protected]


Wednesday, 6 May 5pm – 6pm EDT


Complimentary, registration essential





Nicholas “Nick” James Stone is a native of Melbourne Australia who moved to New York City in 2010. He envisioned Bluestone Lane whilst attending Business School in New York, with the idea of providing a premium coffee/cafe experience that is readily found in his former hometown of Melbourne Australia (but not readily available in New York).


Since opening its first location in July 2013, Bluestone Lane has become the fastest-growing premium coffee and café brand in New York City, having opened 55 locations and a flagship coffee roastery and production facility in less than 7 years of operations (including listing in RBI’s 25 Fastest Growing Fast Casuals and Best 20 Brands under 20 Units).


Nick joined Bluestone Lane as its full-time Chief Executive Officer in June 2016, having spent 10 years as a Corporate Finance Director with ANZ Banking Group Limited and UBS Investment Bank, advising and financing some of the world’s largest multinational corporations in the United States, Europe and in Asia Pacific. Prior to banking, Nick was a professional Australian Rules Football (AFL) player for 6 seasons. In 2019, Nick was selected as a Finalist in EY’s Entrepreneur of Year New York.


Wednesday, May 6
5:00pm – 6:00pm EDT