Our lease on 617 Front Street in Leavenworth WA started the 15th July 2014. That makes my wife Lindsey and I two month old business owners. I am pretty sure that a two month old knows about as much about planet Earth as I know about owning a business.
Lindsey and I moved to Leavenworth with a vague idea of opening a business of our own in a year or so. You know, after we had established our lives here and gotten to know the "lay of the land" business-wise, but I have a small addiction to the endless information available on the internet. Thus, even though the plan was to live here for some significant time first, I was scanning the commercial real estate options and came across this small structure with some patio seating for a reasonable price. So, less than a month after moving we were in Wenatchee signing a lease on 617 Front St.
The concept for what this location is going to become is surely still developing, but what we knew from the get-go was that first-rate espresso was going to be a large part of the business. After being open for one month I can confidently say that that we are truly producing the best espresso drinks in town and selling the best beans in town as well. On top of this, the "raw" elements going into a latte that we craft are more local and of a higher quality that anything else being offered. Our beans are sourced from Blue Star Coffee Roasters and we just started buying our milk from Spokane Family Farm. I am very proud of what we have accomplished and the direction we are going.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far and check back to hear the latest goings on at Argonaut and maybe some West-end of Front Street gossip.