SeedsNBeans officially has a permanent location! After years of planning and dreaming, looking at several buildings, and many ups and downs, we finally signed the papers yesterday to purchase a building with a better location and more potential than the others we had previously considered!
You've enjoyed our handcrafted feeders and birdhouses for several years now, but in just a few short weeks, we'll expand our offerings to include premium wild birdseed blends from a Wisconsin company, as well as high quality commercially made feeders and houses. Did you enjoy our freshly roasted coffee at the Dash at the Dunes or Bird Breakfast events at Woodland Dunes this spring? We'll have coffee beans available as well! Need a little snack? We'll also be offering packaged brittle snacks from Wild Flour Bakery in Milwaukee, whose Birdseed Brittle Bars were named best new product at the Bird Expo last fall! Yum!
What's next? Let the renovations and updates begin! Flooring, lighting, plumbing, painting, windows & doors, oh my! There will be a whirlwind of activity in the store and upstairs apartments over the next few weeks. Carpets must be pulled up. New laminate flooring will be installed. The lighting will be upgraded to more efficient fixtures. New water heaters need to be installed, and a fresh coat of paint must be applied in the store and apartments! There are many doors and windows that must be replaced for a fresh new look!
Stocking the store will be the next task. Lee had the privilege of attending a Bird Expo at Gold Crest Distributing in Mexico, Missouri last fall. While there, he toured their warehouse and networked with others involved in the birding industry from all over the country. Later this month, we'll all travel to Gold Crest and go through the warehouse together and select exactly what commercially made feeders, bird houses, and supplies we'd like to offer in the SeedsNBeans store.
Can't wait? You can still find us at the Manitowoc Market on Saturdays and Two Rivers Market on Wednesday afternoons. We'll keep you updated on our progress and projected opening date!