It has been fourteen weeks since I signed the lease on my little brick-and-mortar shop on Main Street. It's been three + a half months of blood, sweat, and a few tears. 15 gallons of paint, 1700 sq ft of white-washed oak, a handful of colorful installations, oodles of white cappuccino mugs + espresso cups, 200 collected images collaged on the wall, + about two dozen galvanized steel, black painted, + upholstered seats later, we are one step away from our grand opening. The grease trap was passed last night + now I have two to three inspections that need to be passed + we are good as gold. Thank you all for the encouraging words, thoughtful prayers, + good vibes--I'm feeling the love right about now! 

Hope Hellberg

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