April 1, 2019
Ten years ago today, we bought a gelato and coffee shop.
The original owners offered us a crazy-good deal, but in some ways, the step felt just plain crazy. Still, we sensed it was an opportunity God was offering us.
A year and a half earlier, we had moved into our neighborhood with a dream of teaming up with others to facilitate Jesus-centered community here in a place where more and more people were moving into recently renovated loft buildings, right on top of each other.
The gelato and coffee shop seemed to fit in with that dream. What an opportunity it would be to have a third space to offer the neighborhood. The shop was already a cozy, inviting place with exposed brick and comfy chairs near the windows. What if we could take that existing hospitality and build on it?Read More