6.30.2009

The Space - The Project

Site of the future Name-to-be-Determined Village Market. Currently home of Horai-San Crystal Shop.


Located in the heart of Brookline Village, corner of Washington and Davis, I hope to create a small but sufficient small food retail store that will offer locally grown, seasonal, and fresh produce, domestic and imported cheeses and pâtés , bakery items from Clear Flour, organic dairy and eggs, penny candy, and upscale dry goods such as international condiments, olive oils, vinegars, honeys, and the like.

I have no capital. But I do have a dream....and until I hit a dead-end or insurmountable hurdle I'll keep going and going. I was laid off on June 1, what better time than now, right?

I've met with a plumber, electrician, Brookline Health Department, Brookline Business Development, and scores of local business owners that have been crazy supportive and helpful.

And my friends are at the ready to don an apron to help me ring up a pint of berries, cheese, and a baguette for anyone that walks into this store.

I haven't the foggiest name what to call it....Village Market, Village Produce, Brookline Market, Sassy's......mmkay, maybe not Sassy's one but I'm so open for suggestions.

Updates to follow.

11 comments:

Suzanne said...

You are making MY dream come true! A market in the Village! I love you!! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help!

david elzey said...

Finally! The Village has been home to two different markets in different eras like this dream of yours – once where the Smokehouse is, one up the street where Village Liquors is now.

Don't know what I can do, but I'll shop there for sure!

BonjourBruxelles said...

Thanks you two. Please stay tuned...I'm focusing all that I have into this and will hope to see it to fruition. Got any idea for a name? Maybe Suzanne & David's?

david elzey said...

seems odd to be naming someone else's baby, but...

provender
forage
vittles
bread & butter
provisions
fare

just off the top of my head

BonjourBruxelles said...

David-these are by far the best I've heard yet! A thousand thanks...I'll add'em to my list.

david elzey said...

suzanne just reminded me that village fare pizza is just down the road, and being in the village might be confusing for a store called "fare" so maybe that needs to come off the list.

BonjourBruxelles said...

yeah, duly noted. Frankly, village provisions has been on my short list...but definitely a to-be-continued topic, if all goes well there actually will be a sign. with a name.

*gemmifer* said...

What an exciting prospect, Karen! The storefront looks so inviting and cozy. I am so very sorry that you have joined me in the 'wonderful' world of the unemployed, but am so happy that you have a dream and the drive to accomplish it. I know I should be taking advantage of this time to figure out what I really want to do next, but I'm not adventurous enough to take the leap. At least not yet.

I wish you all the best in your pursuit of what sounds to be foodie heaven in shop form!

BonjourBruxelles said...

Oh stay tuned, Jennifer. I certainly have the time and energy to devote to this, just not the capital. Stay tuned.

Carrie said...

you have such a great name, how 'bout including it?
Sutton's Market
Sutton's Green Market
Sutton's Finer Foods
Sutton's Fresh Corner....

good luck with the loan!

peaceful juggler said...

OH MY GOD! This is fantastic. I am so excited for you. Let me know how I can help make your dream come true! xox

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