Saturday, September 29, 2007

another one bites the dust.

josh from inertia posted here earlier today about heartworks closing. joey beat me to the post! ha ha!

i am really so sad to see them go! there are not enough delicious vegetarian (josh-i've got to make it to the next potluck!!!) places in town!!! my only beef with them was that every time i wanted to go there, they were closed. you will be missed!

i wonder what's going to go in there? is there any chance that they could be moving to 5th and main? i just hope the space doesn't sit there vacant!!! i will have to find out how much rent is going to be. when i find out about urbane (which can be split into 2 spaces i think), i'll post that too.

you know, i was listening to npr this afternoon and there was a really interesting piece on wall street. the discussion was that september is supposedly/superstitiously the worst month of the year, economy wise. everyone has been on vacation for 2 months and spent all their money. honestly, it really is true. and it's trickled down to the tiny little mom and pop businesses. 5 points has been really DEAD lately. i mean, scary! and for some reason, i feel like all these random bills are popping up this month.

it's not cheap to run a business. rent alone costs SO much every year. (especially as it goes up and up in 5 points and really everywhere for that matter) and then the little things that really add up... bags, wrapping, credit card fees, etc... plus there's that expectation from the customer to always have new exciting inventory in! i know i'm not alone in saying that there's been some stress this month. plus, coming off a slow summer, that's really hard. don't get me wrong, i love what i do and am so thankful i have the freedom i do. sometimes though, the security of a normal paycheck and benefits is wonderful feeling!!!

i love what i do and will fight for it! i'm not going anywhere. there are some wonderful businesses that have deep roots in the neighborhood. others have been popping up in the last few years and have beaten the odds as well! gunnel (who owns edge city with her partner tom) has one of the most long standing businesses in 5 points. 30+years. i've had conversations with both her and tom about the constant reinvention you should undergo. 5 points is always reinventing itself. that's what makes it so unique. you never know what you are going to find.

ladies and gentleman, so long september. here's to a fresh start for 5 points in october (and to no more people closing)! we're going to have a great month. i feel it!

1 comment:

Heartworks Cafe said...

People should really do some research before making false statements. Karen and George Lovenguth have purchased Heartworks and after some remodeling will be open for business and will enhance the vegetarian menu and organic coffee for all to enjoy. Thank you, George Lovenguth - October 3rd, 2007

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