Thursday, June 19, 2008

New local shop


New local shop
Originally uploaded by sydney_b.
With my upcoming move. The cup will be my local coffee shop

11 comments:

Marc said...

I'm sticking with my local fav " the pitcher". This country needs people to move around not sit around.

My parents just go back from Spain. In Madrid it's a tradition to get out in the evening and go for a walk. It's kind of a migration of sorts. Spainairds are really family oriented and social.

oldmanandhisbike said...

Moving is good.
We all need to try it once and awhile.
Might be surprised what you find when you start ramblin'.

Chris said...

I need to adopt a coffee shop. I am pretty much a coffee whore and buy it wherever it is convenient.

bryan said...

It's probably a good thing there aren't any coffee shops near our house ...

sydney_b said...

I think the main thing is that I want this shop to survive and taking my dollars there are essentially a vote for keeping something like it near to a residential area. There are glimmers of this happening in Lincoln, where even in the suburbs, like where I'm at now, shops are going in within walking distance of residential areas.

Unfortunately, it closes early in the day, so an evening visit isn't possible, which is too bad, but maybe as it gets customers, it will extend its hours. It's a difficult location as it's not seen from the street and the city wouldn't let the owner put small signs near the bike path that goes alongside. (see me rolling my eyes here)

oldmanandhisbike said...

I wholeheartedly agree with your mindset of supporting a local, neighborhood business. We have tried to be more selective in where we shop and let proximity guide our decisions rather than just price.
I remember discussing a similar issue with some friends who live in Chicago regarding the destruction of long established neighborhood bars. As areas started to turn over to new owners or even redeveloped into upper scale townhomes or condos, folks were trying to drive out the existing bars. Most of the outcry was from developers who saw the land and locations (usually on street corners) as valuable real estate going to waste. But the businesses had no interest in moving as their client base was the adjacent neighborhood. Most have no need for a parking lot, their hours were limited during the week from 4 to 11 and the size of the place did not allow large groups to congregate. And as a bonus, if you happened to get drunk one night, there was a good chance one of your neighbors could simply walk you home!
We had one in the small Detroit neighborhood where I lived in college and we loved the place. Everyone would come in on Tuesday or Thursday to watch the Tiger’s play and have a cold one or two. Kids played outside just down the street and no one rolled in with a posse’ to disrupt the place.
Anyway, long winded unnecessary story to say I support you.

Fluxus said...

Welcome to the neighborhood! The Cup is indeed awesome. You're close to a few other great local food/coffee places, too: The Coffee Connection and M & N Sandwich come to mind, just up the street on 27th.

This neighborhood is in for some majorly cool revitalization as the Antelope Valley Project continues to evolve. There will be a much nicer greenway along the bike path, and if I remember correctly, there will be some mixed zoning opportunities along the edges, providing even more potential for additonal restaurants and shops five years from now.

sda said...

mmmm. m and n sandwich shop. now thats a flashback.

check it out, lots of good thought on supporting local businesses and food producers here:

http://100milediet.org/home/

a buddy of mine and his family of four took the 100 mile challenge for 12 months (living in fort collins). the only thing they couldn't find grown locally ....

coffee.

and that my friends, is a downer.

the mostly reverend said...

seems like i responded to this somewhere else before...

i need more coffee.

gravy said...

Wait a minute... I thought you were the one with the long azz commute and I lived close to campus...

When did everything switch?

sydney_b said...

Fluxus, I'm sure you're right and the Antelope Valley project was a real bonus feature.

RE: the 100 mile challenge... very interesting. I don't think I could get that local with my foods. Too much of a Thai and Indian fan, not to mention that banana habit.

and gravy.. yep, you're the one in the boondocks now, or at least after middle of July.