WE DID IT!
We signed the lease for the Big Yellow House!
It really is right in the Heart of Hyde Park. Unfortunately, the owners want to sell the property, so we could only negotiate a 6 month lease. After that they plan to put the house on the market. Depending on how that goes we may have a few months more - real estate transactions have been known to drag on... You just never know and I am focusing on the positives of the location and what we can do to build the business in the next six months; Cookie Decorating Classes and Farmer's Market Dinner Parties and the list goes on and on and on.
After we signed the lease Harry & I hung out in the front yard drinking a celebratory beer and enjoying the beautiful day - planning our plans and dreaming our dreams.
I don't know how it will go. I don't know if we'll get the permits and permissions necessary to do what I am dreaming. I don't know if people will love and support what we are doing. And living in such a public way is a bit daunting.
But I am not afraid...