Monthly Archives: December 2010

Fiberglass Ceviche

I learned something today. A garbage dump is not a charming place to find spare car parts or a torn but usable couch like television and movies have led me to believe. The garbage dump is exactly what it sounds … Continue reading

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Be Good to Me, I’ll Be Good to You, Let’s Go Eat Some Cake.

It takes lots of people to start a business. Throughout the process of renovating and preparing to open, we have spoken with countless contractors, bankers, city employees, neighboring store owners, designer representatives, coffee shop owners, et cetera. Some, basically, are … Continue reading

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We ARE the floor guys!

Continuing with our theme of “Heeeeere goes nothing!” we find ourselves with a pile of torn up floor tiles, and no qualified construction worker to be seen. It started, as most great projects do, with a small and simple act. … Continue reading

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Gimme my swimsuit.

And . . . we’re off! This adventure begins somewhere between bold and remarkably crazy. I remember sitting outside Barrique’s coffee shop in Middleton, Wisconsin in mid-October, completing the online LLC registration form. I remember hitting “submit.” I remember smiling … Continue reading

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Neena, Warrior Princess

Have you ever started a retail store from the ground up? Cool, neither have we! But the best way to learn is by doing, right? That’s what we keep telling ourselves as we careen, Wile E. Coyote style, off New … Continue reading

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