“L&E Bottling Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Yelm’s Masonry Cafe”
“The move to Yelm was a leap of faith. Initially, when Brown inspected the front counter of what is now the cafe, she didn’t see how a catering business could thrive there. But then she saw the kitchen. ‘It was really what I was looking for,’ she says. ‘It fit what we needed.’ The first few months were a blur of 14-hour days, 6 days a week as Brown and Keener worked to pay some of the necessary upfront purchases.”
“From the start, the local community has been supportive, says Brown. On day one, she discovered neighbors from nearby Salon Nouveau peering through the windows, trying to determine if the cafe was open. ‘I went outside and said, ‘Come in and have a look,’” Brown laughs. “‘We’re not open yet, but come back in about an hour.’ They came back at lunchtime and from then on, they kept buying a bunch of stuff. Then they sent all of their friends here,'” by Heidi Smith.
“To learn more, visit the Masonry Cafe Catering website,” by Heidi Smith.
Masonry Café Catering
105 E. Yelm Ave, Yelm
Monday-Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.