Our Renovation

How do you turn a closed pharmacy into a warm and inviting cafe? The social commentator Margaret Wheatley says, “whatever the problem, the solution is community.” We put this to the test by calling on a network of interested people who jumped at the chance to use tools…especially in the demolition phase.

The project ran from August 1 to November 15, 2013 when we opened for business with all our permits and certifications.

So, how many volunteers does it take to make a coffee shop? 69 volunteers logged 1404 hours of work that ranged from challenging to hard to fun.

Of course we had to have professionals handle the jobs that took required certified contractors, but every job that could be done by a volunteer was.

The best way to check out the story of the renovations is to head over to our Facebook page to check out the pictures and videos. We’ll put up photos here once the site is really up and running.

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