We're nearing FOUR YEARS at 3700!
My how time flies. The butterfly will soon fly as well!
We're reaching a spot where nearly all of the original hopes are coming to life. Our patio space includes... Read more
A day to say thanks (again)
Thank you Kickstarter backers!
We are nearing the completion of the projects you launched with your support for Butter Bakery Cafe's big move. And as a way to recognize the... Read more
Open and now Grandly Opening
The rough edges are getting smoother. The empty spaces are getting filled. Piece by piece we're settling in. We are open and learning how to use this beautiful new shop.... Read more
Signs of the times
We are open on Nicollet!
While there are still a few pieces "in process" / "under construction" / "in transit" / "due soon" / "not quite ready" / etc... we... Read more
Last days (again)
As the end of our time at 3544 Grand draws near - I'm struck by the feelings of loss mixed with anticipation and excitement. Almost all of you have been... Read more
You did it.
We have created a successful Kickstarter project!
Over the course of the next few days I will be preparing a survey to gather information from you -... Read more
I continue to be overcome with waves of gratitude. This has been an amazing experience for us here at butter and in the words of a recent inspirational speaker (the... Read more
So close...and yet...well...so close!
Not that I'm getting frantic...but yes...this is a bit nerve wracking! Fortunately, all of the amazing support is a great antidote! Big gifts, little gifts, wow! now up to 100... Read more
Aiming for half way and then...
The half way point is nearing - and then we start the downhill road to the finish. At least, that's the way we like to think that endings arrive. But... Read more
blessed by the community created by churches
A big part of my decision to move Butter to 3700 Nicollet is the effort from two churches, Plymouth Congregational and Westminster Presbyterian, who have developed the supportive housing model... Read more
finishing the shell
The drywall is up, the dust is settling. The preparations begin for kitchen wall board, for floor and wall tiling, and for paint. The space will soon move from white... Read more
My daughter, Erin, and I took a field trip to Hope, Minnesota today. We went to watch the Hope Butter we use at the shop being made. We went to... Read more
And so we begin!
I've traded one set of nervousness (getting this project launched) for another set (how will it go?). Starting something new always hits me this way - even though I have... Read more