It’s official… We have survived our first week and now that we have a brief moment to sit down and breathe, we’d like to thank you all for helping us get to this point.
Even though we only took over the space on March 1, it’s been a long journey and there have been a lot of people that have helped us get to this point. From helping us get our business plan together to dolling out free business advice to helping scrub every square inch of the shop to painting the walls and ceilings to collecting coffee trinkets for display to recovering chairs to feeding us to fixing equipment to spreading the word to friends to tweeting/facebooking/instagraming about us and the shop to giving us tools, drawers, doors, screens and so much more – our friends and family have been instrumental in getting the shop up and running. We always knew we had awesome friends, but I don’t think we realized quite how much people would be willing to give of themselves to help us make our dreams come true.
We are completely floored by the level of support we have felt throughout this whole process, not only from friends and family, but also from complete strangers. Your kind words and engaging conversations have solidified that we are doing the right thing. It’s amazing to see new friendships forming after only one week and we can’t wait to see how things progress and grow from here.
We’d also like to send a HUGE thank you out to our staff. It’s always nerve-wrecking to think about other people bringing your vision to life, but they have been nothing short of spectacular. Every single person on our team has embraced the shop and (at times daunting) quality standards that we have set for them. It’s amazing to see them so engaged – asking questions, practicing techniques and doing everything they can to become better baristas. Plus, they are great people to be around and are quickly becoming family.
To be honest, “thank you” doesn’t seem like nearly enough to express our gratitude to all of you. But, since we are struggling to come up with a way to express how thankful we are we will stick with “thank you” with a strategically placed ellipsis at the end of it. We are so grateful to know you and and have the opportunity to serve you all delicious beverages and look forward to doing so for many many years to come.
-Chris & Meghan