Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Mason Michigan -- DYNAMIC!

What a beautiful day! I was out and about and headin' to Will's new store in Holt, when I decided to stop by the Mason MI location under construction. It's pretty amazing...we have 4 new stores opening in the next few weeks. I spoke to Lori DeYoung (franchisee and person in charge of this group), she is pretty amazing. I found her calm (even though there have been buildout challenges), and excited about the prospect of opening on May 13th. Her spirits were high, and she told me that this has been a ten year dream and goal...and she can see the finish line of getting the first store open, course I think these guys want to do more:), she told me that it was better than she could have imagined. She was inspired because the community has already shown such support....many stopping in and wanting coffee already! While I was there, many community leaders stopped in for a visit....it was cool! She also told me that the caliber of employees applying have been way above expectation.

Watch this video and get a glimpse of this store under progress about 3 weeks from launch day....you will see that it is very dynamic (so much so I say "dynamic" 4 times)...duh! I did manage to get in one "splendid" and one "so on and so forth"...but that's me :)

Thanks Lori....this is awesome and Mason has a lot to look forward to...you guys are great!

2 comments:

Lady Di said...

Barista Lady Di here...
from above the 45th parallel...
where it is back to freezin cold...

STUNNING is my description...
what an incredible building and it appears to be an incredible location as well.

Congratulations and good luck, I hope it is everything that you have dreamed of....

I am not surprised that you have had a great group of folks apply for positions.
BIGGBY is worth working for. I love it and truly enjoy my employment hours...
(yes, Nick, even the very few I work!!!)
I hope you all have as much fun as we do.
Best of luck to you.
Nick and Chanin are the greatest!!!
Much BIGGBY love,
Barista Lady Di
from above the 45th

Tom Butz said...

I can not wait for this opening! I spend a great deal of time in Mason and the community is ready!

Lori and family are great operators and I can not wait!

Bob - I may see you on the 13th! I think it will be a dynamic open!

Another great addition to the BIGGBY COFFEE family!