Sunday, December 27, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
You need your daily caffeine fix.
This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship...
or at the very least, a you-scratch-my-back-I'll-scratch-yours scenario.
See what I mean. Cosy, right!
So, we have a proposition for anyone out there with a bookshelf at home that's in the way, collecting dust, and not really of much use.
$20 in store credit at Read, Write & Brew!
Yes, we have heard of the saying, 'Beggers can't be choosers',
but we do have some criteria attached to what we'll accept.
In order to get the full $20 store credit, shelves must be:
- wood (any kind), or if they're not wooden, a faux 'wood look' is fine. Painted, metal our colorful plastic shelves just don't gel with the 'vibe' we're trying to create.
- around 6 foot tall (give or take a little)
- sturdy enough for us not to have to worry about it toppling on any of our customers as they browse
- in at least 'fair' condition. We have no problem accepting shelves with scratches and dings in them, but please don't bring us anything that looks like it's had a severe beating.
- we'll also accept shelves less than 6' tall, and do have uses for shelves around waist height. We'll offer you $10 store credit for these kinds of shelves.
You can spend your store credit all at once, or spread it out over multiple visits. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
From original one of a kind hand made Christmas cards with embelishments (for the same price as a machine printed card elsewhere)...
... and green sleeves...
... to hand made soap (all natural ingredients and oils - and smell heavenly)...
... and natural hand made lotions and bath gels.
With so many options - local, natural and hand made - you can do all your Christmas stocking shopping in the time it takes us to make you an eggnog latte!
EXTENDED SATURDAY OPENING HOURS!
Just an added note: Read, Write & Brew is now open 6am till 6pm on Saturdays! So now our opening hours are the same from Monday to Saturday.
And don't forget - rain, hail or snow - we're here Sundays from 8am till 2pm.
See ya soon!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Let us introduce you to our newest members to the Read, Write & Brew family, shall we...
... say hello to caramel apple, raspberry crumble and honey almond bars.
Dense, yet not too rich, they're the perfect accompaniment to any latte when you want a little something extra on the side to satisfy that sweet tooth, for just $2.10 each.
English with currants, cranberry orange, lemon poppy seed, pumpkin pecan, and choc chip scones - all for only $2.60 each (and the size of your hand!).
And if you're in the mood for something sweet and super flaky - look no further than our pastry sticks. Choose between the almond pretzel, cinnamon pecan stick, or cherry twist - just $3.00 each for a delectable treat.
We're trying to keep it local here at 'Read, Write & Brew', by ordering all our supplies from local Coloradorans as much as we possibly can. But, when it comes to the supplier we have chosen for our pastries - well it don't get much more local than Golden. They're literally just down the road (I could ride my bike to their kitchen from the store and be there in 10 minutes - and I'm really unfit and pregnant), all their goods are baked fresh every day in Golden, and only wholesome good quality ingredients are used. You won't find any high fructose corn syrup or other such ingredients in these. They're the real deal (good enough that Whole Foods is also one of their customers, as a matter of fact).
If you'd like to order in bulk for your next function, give us two days notice (if you can, one day is OK though), and we'll be sure to order them in, same day baked, for you to pick up and wow your guests with.
Try one and post a comment about what you think....
Sunday, November 22, 2009
On Saturdays we're now open from 6am until 2pm, and Sundays 8am until 2pm.
Thanks for a great first month everyone. Keep spreading the word of mouth for us, and come back an visit us again soon!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The theme is 'A Timeline of the Written Word', in keeping with the 'read' and 'write' in 'Read, Write & Brew'. We'll incorporate the drinking of coffee in the timeline also - and yes, our favorite dudes the kokopelli's are featured prominently in the piece as well (just for a bit of fun).
Here's a sneak peek of his awesome work so far, but to see more - you gotta come into the store. Looks so much better in real life. If you like Wayne's style, maybe also ask him about that tattoo you've been thinking of getting done while you're in? Even if you don't want a tattoo, ask him about one anyway. He has a really cool Irish accent, so you'll probably just want to hear him talk a lot and that's as good a topic as any.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
At $4.75, they're a great value breakfast or lunch option (and quite filling too).
Scrambled eggs, ham, potatoes, cheddar and colby cheese.
Fresh spinach, diced tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, scrambled eggs, potatoes, cheddar and colby cheese.
Spicy Italian sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes, cheddar and colby cheese.
The Southwest Breggo (our fave)
Spicy green chiles, corn, black beans, scrambled eggs, cheddar and colby cheese.
Customers who have tried them so far LOVE them, and we're the only place you can get them in Golden! Great to eat in, or take out (and so easy to eat out of a bag if you're on the go and don't have time for a sit down breakfast or lunch).
Next time you're in - you've got to try one!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
They're produced by a talented artist who lives in Manitou Springs Colorado, Liese (Martin) Chavez. Her illustrations are hand drawn with ink and other media like watercolor, acrylic and colored pencil onto vintage paper with various poems and excerpts from foreign literature printed onto it. Her illustrations are done with a free hand - no pencil sketches beforehand.
We've put the artwork up for your viewing pleasure, or for purchase to decorate the walls in your own home, or that of a friends perhaps. What a great one-of-a-kind Christmas gift to give this season.
We have a selection of original artworks (not prints) to choose from, selling at $22 each. They're mounted on black card stock measuring 8x10 inches and are suitable for framing. The framed pictures on the walls of the store are also available for purchase, at $32 each.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Zack, next time you're in, don't forget to claim your $5 prize in kids books!
Feeling exhausted after Halloween, and need some motivation to get geared up for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year? Well, don't forget, Katie's Coaching Corner begins tomorrow night at 7pm. Cost is only $1. We'll stay open later for the duration of the coaching session. Don't forget to contact us or Katie to confirm if you're going to attend. For more details, please see our calendar of events.
Monday, October 26, 2009
at Read, Write & Brew.
There'll be lots of activities for the kids, all taking place between 3pm and 6pm, including...
We'll have candy for all kids that visit us in costume. AND (with mom or dad's OK) they'll get their in-costume photo featured on this blog site. You can send the link to all your friends and family, and your little monster can have their little 15minutes of fame! Also, the best costume of the day will win a $5 store coupon to spend on kids books in-store* (hint, hint.. if you really want to win, your best chance is to wear a home made costume).
You won't want to miss the shenanigans that'll be going on across the car park at the Taekwondo studio. There'll be lots of activities going on there, including a Trunk-or-Treat event where parents will be decorating the trunks of their cars for kids to peek into (and get even more candy from).
All completed entries will be displayed in the store, with the winning entry receiving a $5 store coupon to spend on kids books in-store.*
*Winners will be announced on-line and will have their costume photo/coloring page featured on the blog site from November 1st.
Anyway, back to Halloween!
So weird. Get this, right... yesterday morning, we go to open the shop, and find that all these huge spiders came in (must have been after we locked up the night before), and just made spider web mess all over the place.
And if that wasn't enough, these skeletons just waltzed on in, must've thought we make a pretty cool hang out, and decided to just stick around and make themselves at home.
If these skeletons belong to anyone's closet, can you please come claim them back. They're taking up valuable sitting space for our alive customers, like Wayde and Chris, who stopped by to surf the web for a while...
I'm sure Monty and friend didn't appreciate being stared at as they drank their coffee and browsed some books.
We've got some events planned especially for the little 'uns on Halloween, so check back for details - either here or on our website, readwritebrew.com.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
meetup.com (The Coaching Corner), or
Katie is a local Golden resident, who is a member of the International Coach Federation.
"For over 15 years, I have consulted and facilitated the growth of executive teams. Consulting with industry leaders and professionals seeking Director to C-level roles in privately held organizations.
My hands-on approach is direct, open and thought-provoking; I build relationships built on accountability and trust.
As a member of the International Coach Federation and a graduate of Coach University, additionally, I have been teaching yoga and meditation for 15 years. I use these tools, as appropriate, with my clients to manage stress and live a more balanced happy life."
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
We have 2 free tickets to see Rusted Root at the Fox in Boulder tonight for the first person to come in the store and ask for them. Rusted Root is a GREAT band to see live, and free is even greater. Come and get them!
Click here to watch the video for Send Me On My Way (awesome song!)
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
We hope you enjoyed the free coffee today. Your feedback was extremely valuable. Now we really feel like we get a sense of what you guys are looking for in a great cup o' brew from us. We aim to keep serving up quality drinks for you to enjoy as you relax in our home away from home, and watch it transform over the next few months.
Read, Write and Brew is now officially open for business. Thank you for giving us such a warm welcome to the neighborhood today. We hope in return that we can provide you with a warm and cozy place to hang out in the years to come.
Monday, October 12, 2009
The final 'vision' for our store is still a ways off, as we still need many bookshelves to be able to stock our supply of books on, and we still have a few additions to the counter area to take care of... so we're still a work in progress, but hey, at least we'll be OPEN! You'll still be able to come in and enjoy our cafe items, purchase books, and surf the net for free. You'll be able to watch us grow and realize our final vision for the store everytime you come in, because there'll always be something new, different or upgraded as the months progress.
Hope you're as excited as we are.
See ya Friday!
Friday, October 9, 2009
That being said, we're DESPERATELY seeking bookshelves. Any size, any style, as long as they're wood, or wooden-loo...king (no metal ones). We have about 25x more books than we do shelf space to put them on.
So, if you have a dusty old unused bookshelf in your basement, or if you're driving down the street and see a free one by the side of the curb, we can use it. PLEASE let us know if you can help us out! You KNOW there is free coffee in it for you! With the recent snow, a pumpkin spice latte sure would taste delish now wouldn't it?Give us a call or just pop your head in if you see us fiddling around in the store, and we can work out all the details with you.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
We've been flat out working on getting the store ready for the final inspections that need to be passed by the City of Golden before we officially have the permission to open and start selling coffee and books to you guys.
So the question of the day (and the question we get asked by everyone that stops by these days) is, "When are you guys opening?" Well, we had to take the countdown clock off the man web page because at this point we're so close, but can't predict the outcome of the inspections and fix ups that need to happen before we're given permission, so can't give you an actual date. BUT, we can say that we'll be open in less than a week from today!
Wanna sneak peek?
Here is the front counter so far, built for us by Turner Woodworks, (or as I like to call him, 'Andy the Handyman').
All is complete except for the food display case, which is currently being worked on and custom built for us. It'll be installed as soon as it's done, but the installation of it isn't holding up our opening date.
Our final inspection is tomorrow, so we're just making sure all the little odd jobs get done so that we can get the all clear for opening. By little odd jobs, I mean like mixing little bits of tiling grout in Pepsi cups for the last couple of tiles that need to be put in place that couldn't be done before the counters were put in.
I had to include that pic. I've never seen anyone mix grout in a Pepsi cup before, and thought it looked quite hilarious at the time. But if it's all you need, it's all you need, right? Waste not want not.
Everyone keep your fingers crossed for us please! If we get the all clear from the building inspector tomorrow, we'll be able to give you a opening date. We'll just need a few days to move all our stuff in, get everything set up and working, and make it look nice and purdy for ya'll.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
And our store windows keep saying it...
Here's a close up of the stained concrete effect... what do you think?
Can I breath a sigh of relief yet?
Well, no. Not just yet.
You'll know when I do.
I'm sure you'll feel the ripple effect of a breeze flow out from 720 Golden Ridge Road.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Delays, delays, delays.
For those of you who've been watching the countdown clock on our website, you may have noticed today that we've suspend our store opening, again.
The hurdles we're jumping keep flying at us, and although we're clearing them, they're slowing our pace down quite a bit.
BUT! We're SURE this time that this is the LAST postponement. We promise. With cherry's and chocolate sprinkles and freshly whipped organic cream on top (now how's that for a promise, hey!).
Next to be accomplished; getting the floors stained and polished, letting them dry out, no walkie-walkies while this part happens (hence the extra delay that we didn't account for), then moving in, cleaning up, stocking up, and opening doors for business.
Still lots to do, but the floors are the last bit of 'construction' work that needs doing.
Keep checking back for more updates! We'll be sure to keep 'em comin'!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Julie's very good friend Connie stopped in to help us out yesterday. Her and Julie got the bathrooms painted, and they are now pretty much ready go, tho we still need to get doors on them.
The last few outstanding plumbing jobs should be completed next week, and our counters should be finished by the end of next week as well. We need a few more days to do the floors, and after that we can start setting up shop and getting ready to open! We have a lot of stuff to move in and set up, as well as get supplies from our Vendors, but that should go smoothly as well.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
First of all, I wanted to say Thanks to Anna, a fellow neighbor in Golden--Anna dropped off a ton of books to us the other day, which we can certainly use. Thank You Anna! Make sure to stop in when we open so I can buy you a coffee.
Bathrooms are tiled, and floor cove is in. Just waiting on the sinks and toilets:
The electricians were in on Friday and wired our counters for outlets and data....
......and got the lights up and running! Now we can finally stay late at night to continue setting up, instead of having to give up every night when the sun goes down.