Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Thats one way of looking at Wishbones, the coffeshop and café located smack dab in the middle of Cedar Creek Interiors furnishings and design store on Union Street.
Or you could look at it as a unique innovation, something thats in vogue in some of the trend-setting areas of the country.
Kim Hooker says theyre both true.
Its something theyre doing in other places, said Hooker, half the team at Cedar Creek Interiors, prior to the cafés opening.
She also says that seeing other companies and stores going out of business locally and across the country gave them the impetus to try something different.
Hooker, an accredited designer, said she and her partner, owner Kevin Graves, were seeking a way to lend some new cachet to their store.
At the same time, Mark Fowler, one of the former principals at another local coffee shop, was looking for a new location.
Opportunity, meet necessity. So Graves and Hooker began brainstorming with Fowler and his partner, Sarah Montgomery. Its about two couples who live together and work together youve got to love that, said Hooker.