August update - lots happening!
We are excited to share that the building renovation is finally underway for our new storefront at 124 W. Main in West Dundee. The construction crews have begun demolition, and are working this week on exposing some of the original brickwork, uncovering previously closed up windows, taking down walls, and getting everything ready for the next phase. We couldn't be happier to finally see this happening! Pictures included below.
Since our last post, we've been busy bees! Just a small portion of the things we've been working on over the last month: shopping for potential furniture and décor options, creating music playlists, finalizing equipment needs, pricing out food and paper suppliers, finding and talking to future management candidates, comparing technology vendors, and detailing the plans for plumbing, electrical and lighting.
As we continue our most delicious work - menu development - we are tasting and refining some awesome (and sadly, some not so awesome) donut flavor combinations. Who knew narrowing down a core menu was so hard? Seasonal ingredients, locally sourced options, dietary needs, unique flavors... lots to consider here. We continually review our portioning and pricing plan as we go along, to make sure we can always provide an excellent value to our guests. We also recently had a visit with our coffee roaster, where we did a cupping session to start choosing our bean blends, and got some bonus tips on latte art too.
If there's something specific that you hope to see added to our menu, please shoot us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.