I love to frequent coffee shops, a place to read, do business, and meet friends – oh, and to drink delicious coffee. Depending on my mood and the places I need to be, determines my destination. I am swayed by the quality of coffee, ease of finding a seat, and WiFi connection (which is pretty much everywhere). I’m also big on the local, home-grown haunts. I like to root for the little guy. Then some times the little guys gets too big, or big-headed, so I venture out and find another third space.
The old Starbuck’s on Broadway in Oak Park folded (can you believe it – Goliath goes down!) several months ago and the rumor had it that Old Soul was taking over – a great story (click on the link to read about it on their website).
I heard they opened and had to check it out. While the Midtown one at Weather Stones is awesome and now serves beer and wine, it is also crowded and hard to find a table at times. I was glad to head over to the Broadway one, which is just as close to my home in Curtis Park. There were plenty of seats, the decor was very appealing, and the coffee is fantastic as always.
I love the quote on their website, under their “Story” and “Philosophy section:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. “ – Margaret Mead
What does this have to do with real estate? …. Not much, however, good business is connected with and does affect area values and the general ethos of the landscapes in which we dwell.
I wish Old Soul well and hope they succeed as they participate in the efforts of revitalizing Oak Park, Sacramento. Check it out.
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