It has actually been 12 days since we opened our doors but what a wild ride it has been! How is it that the formula I had originally written did not allow for enough food? Or how did I not expect to go through this much mocha sauce? Or why is there a strange message on our phone line? These are just a few of the questions I ask myself 100 times a day.
Since we are all learning together how best to build mutually-beneficial relationships, I must take this opportunity to thank all of you for your unending flexibility. When we've run out of something unexpectedly, you are great at selecting something else. Trust me that we are working hard to not let those things happen any more but I ask for your continued indulgence while we improve.
We are sorely tired but your enthusiastic and warm reception gives us the energy to keep learning and improving. Your smiles inspire us; your kind words motivate us; and every kind gesture does not go unnoticed.
We love to see the many conversations that spontaneously happen when one friend sees another picking up mail. We understand that all of the waiting and hard work is paying off as groups gather at tables inside, on the porch and out back on the new patio. We'd love to host your small group, so keep us in mind as you plan events. Did you see that we have scheduled our first event for Friday, September 1? Hope you can join us!
Please know that we are hard at work to create something special, and we love your comments and suggestions. Our WIFI is finally live at the coffeehouse so feel free to check in on Facebook while enjoying your custom-made drink. We love the reviews we have received and keep each of them in mind as we work through the day. If you have an area of improvement for us, we hope you will give us the chance to meet your expectations to keep you coming back.
Our doors are open but that is only the start of something wonderful. So stay tuned, and we look forward to seeing you on the Common!