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Letter to the Editor

Thankful for community

 

November 28, 2019



As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday we have been reflecting on what we are thankful for and wanted to update you on the what we have been up to at Ten Ton.

Two years ago a plan was hatched in Seattle and a couple of city slickers made the journey east to a small town on the other side of the state. Using our combined years of experience in food service, the goal was to create a coffee shop within an existing, family-owned art studio. We dreamed of creating a beautiful, inviting space where people from all different walks of life could come together and make conversation over a great cup of coffee. 

Over time we have been overwhelmed by how generous and welcoming this community has been to us. You have gifted us homemade preserves, pickles, and cornucopias of summer bounties from your gardens. We’ve swapped recipes and learned each other’s family stories. We have celebrated great milestones with you and mourned over huge losses. We have watched our youngest regulars go from barely crawling to learning to walk and talk. 

The next phase of our journey will be to focus more on our creative art pursuits while continuing to train new baristas to fill our shoes at the shop. Over the next couple of months you will see some new faces behind the counter and some minor changes to the menu as we prepare to pass the baton. Keep in mind that we are very committed to Ten Ton maintaining the quality and service standards we have built. Thank you all for your continued support and patronage. Getting to know our amazing regulars has truly been the highlight of this adventure.  

We are thankful for you!

Luke & John 

Ten Ton Coffee

 

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