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Mom-and-pop Cocoa & Butter turns to the community for help

Original post made on Apr 30, 2022

A new bakery and cafe occupies the sky-high glass walls of 383 University Ave. in Palo Alto, the towering space previously occupied by international bakery chain Paris Baguette.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 29, 2022, 6:58 AM

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Posted by Alex LoCoCo
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 30, 2022 at 6:19 pm

Alex LoCoCo is a registered user.

I am struggling to see why they have a Kickstarter, what are they planning on doing with it. It feels like a contrive way of free marketing.
"While the couple has enjoyed seeing their space come together, they are facing challenges prevalent in the restaurant industry and are operating without the support of an investment group. The dueling forces of rising food costs and employees seeking higher wages in a grueling industry have caused businesses like Cocoa & Butter to limit their hours and menus."
I am struggling to see what they are doing to help support and foster a community. Yes food costs are going up and people in food/beverage/hospitality are demanding hiring wages, no where near close to a liveable wage, but what exactly are they doing. When I think of a commy space like a bar I not only think of the aesthetics, but the food and staff who can make or break the experience. What about their menu or their staff is creating a communy space?


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