I’ve been putting off this recap for a while, partly because I’ve been busy, but mostly because I didn’t think I had much to update on! But then I remembered… we launched a new menu! AND we’ve been working away on the shop and we’ve been hearing SO MANY questions about when it will be open! I thought I would share a little of each of those things here.
We launched a new menu! (technically we launched it in April, but we worked on it all of March!) We highlighted a few of the new items on the blog two weeks ago, but here’s everything that’s new!
-Matanuskas have returned! Choose from Caramel, Coffee, Mocha, White Mocha or our NEW flavors – raspberry white mocha, vanilla cream, and MIXSICLE! (Orange cream)
-iced passion tea
-cinnamon sugar donuts
-apple oatmeal muffins
-cookies and cream truffles
-peanut butter chocolate power bites
-lemon blueberry scones
First off, we have to give a HUGE shoutout to all of our friends and family who have been helping us! Wow, these people have sacrificed SO much time, energy, and resources to help us move things along! We would probably still be trying to pick out paint colors if it weren’t for everyone pitching in to help!
We are so excited for our shop… like seriously, you probably have no idea! We’re always saying, “Just wait until our shop is open! We’re going to have so much SPACE! Baking will take NO TIME!” I’m sure we’ll run out of space there before we even move in, but still. Moving the business out of our house is going to feel AMAZING!All of that to say… we have NO IDEA when it will be open! And we mean that. But, we’re working on it whenever we have the chance! For instance – on Tuesday, Corinne was supposed to be baking. But instead, our AMAZING mom baked, Corinne took Tyler’s spot in the trailer with Katie, and Tyler worked in the shop, while Jess got groceries! We’re using every Saturday we can find to get things done, and spending late nights working on permits, looking for used equipment online, and still trying to coordinate events for the spring/summer/fall! Whew! It’s a lot, but it’s awesome. We’re slowly starting to see the shop come together.
Here’s what we’ve done so far!
-took out old carpet
-stripped the concrete floors
-stained and sealed floors
-hung drop ceiling grid
-upgraded electric service
-purchased some used equipment
Here’s what we’re working on now:
-running electric to new lights
-installing new lights
-finish hanging ceiling
-purchase more equipment!
Here’s what’s next:
-build out walls/counters
-find and purchase/refinish furniture
-new electrical outlets
-so many other things I’m sure I’m forgetting!
Whew! That was a lot. If you made it to the end of this post, we probably owe you a high five or something. We’re SO excited, and we’re SO GRATEFUL to have each of you along on this journey with us!! Please feel free to keep asking how the shop progress is coming, we really do love talking about it And PLEASE keep being excited about it! We can’t WAIT to serve you your favorite drink on Main Street!!!!!