Yesterday was a combination of things. First, it was Veggie Rebellion’s first party on our new patio. We’ve had a couple of small gatherings with staff and close friends, but this was a public event.
It wouldn’t be VR without a few snags along the way, but what possibly could we learn if things work out perfectly the first time? I’m typically a slow learner too, so there’s that.
However, there were some exciting highlights:
-Raul’s Cocina’s vegan tamales sold out in record time- just over 1 hour!
-So Juicy Cafe sold out of everything but horchata before the end of the day.
-We had the highest grossing Wednesday since we’ve been a business.
It was beautiful meeting new friends, spending some time with our old friends, and seeing everyone having such a good time.
What I learned for the next event:
-The hose to the mister system leaks, a LOT. Much of the patio was drenched and that wasn’t ideal. So we will be changing a few things.
-The heat at 3pm is much different than 6pm. Wherever possible, later will be better. Because our courtyard is walled on 3 sides, the sun will be in a much better place later in the afternoon as well.
All in all, despite hiccups in communication , technology, and the misters, we had a wonderful time with all our friends in the community. Thank you all for spending your day with us, and allowing us to be a gathering place for us all. You rock!
Until next time…