Thursday, January 31, 2008
There's a little more electrical to finish up and I hope to get the new fixtures installed in the restroom tomorrow. We will have our cabinets installed Monday or Tuesday. Then we can have the service area tiled. After that, the fixtures and equipment should start rolling in. The (nearly) last thing to do construction-wise is to paint the floor. We will do that when all the trades are finished and heavy moving is done.
On the business side we are working on a deal to source coffee beans directly from an estate coffee grower in Nicaragua. The beans are picked, processed, roasted and shipped directly to us where we will grind and brew them fresh every day. You cant get any fresher than that!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
I also posted a new poll. Please vote! The results of the last poll (with 3 whole votes!) was that Mid-Morning was your choice to visit most often.
Finally, our son Adam is a Freshman at University of Memphis in Computer Science and has been working on a new website for us. Please have a look here http://www.squarebeans.com/index2.php at let us know what you think. - Walt
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
There are some challenges to reworking a 100 year old building, of course. We are adding a couple of walls, painting and replacing light fixtures and we've picked out some nice furniture for relaxing and dining but at the same time we are maintaining the exposed brick walls, wooden floors and huge picture windows up front.
We've given the front of the building a fresh coat of paint and put our logo on both windows. The new ceiling fans are installed and looking great and the track lighting is going up. As soon as the plumbing and electrical rough in is complete and inspected, we can finish the walls and paint and tile the floors.
After that the counters, sinks, equipment and furniture are installed. Then give us a couple of days to finalize our menu and do a couple of run throughs for invited guests and we'll be ready to open!
Introducing Square Beans Coffee Company, YOUR local Independent coffeehouse! Look for us to open February 2008. As Collierville residents ourselves, we look forward to offering locals and visitors alike a unique coffee experience.
What makes Square Beans Coffee unique?
· Your favorite “Seattle-style” coffee drinks such as lattes, cappuccinos, and frappes made with premium coffee from the best coffee growing regions around the world including organic, shade grown and fair trade
· Ground and whole-bean coffee delivered weekly from the roaster
· Fresh, baked breakfast including quiche, assorted breads and muffins
· Daily light lunch specials, gourmet sandwiches and salads
· Homemade cheesecakes, pies and desserts
· Free Wi-Fi service
Square Beans will also be open for lunch and after school refreshment. Friday and Saturday nights we will be open late offering local entertainment, acoustic music and other community related groups.
Looking for a meeting place for small groups or after hours party space? Local band or music group who enjoys performing in a charming intimate setting? Artist looking for gallery space? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walt and Kelli Geminn and family
Square Beans Coffee Company