The cafe is in a bit of a holding pattern while I square away some other things, including money. I've taken a job that should all but wipe out my personal debt in 6 months. When I first approached the idea of doing the cafe I had an extremely aggressive timeline which I am not holding to anymore, and that's fine with me. People go about business in a way that is most suitable for them, and 6 months just isn't enough time to get all my ducks in a row and be comfortable with the outcome.
The new timeline is 1 to 2 years, and I can even see it being 3 or 4 depending on how the business changes over time. Yes, the market has a window of opportunity and it would be nice to get started sooner, but the bottom line about my place that is going to make it special is.. well, me. I guess I'm just going to have to settle for being the best when the time comes, rather than the first in the area.
I met up with someone recently and checked out the yarn and tea place in shoreline and weaving works in the U. Both places were massively impressive and fun to visit, but either far enough away or different enough in structure to not be direct competition for me. I am still working toward making this place a reality, I haven't forgotten, but it's a big project and it will take time.
Hope you are all well.