I admit it -- I have an Amazon account. I may love to shop local, but nothing is ever all black or all white, is it? I recognize that sometimes I'm just not going to find what I'm looking for at the local independent shops. And sometimes it's just easier to have it delivered. And, that's okay. I still consider myself a "localist" because I believe in the value of shopping locally, and do so as often as I can.
We dreamed of a shop focused on seasonal quality coffees, but like our parents once set strict rules around chores and eating our vegetables, the federal, state and city government set strict regulations around business building. Realizing the dream of our perfect coffee shop felt blocked by complicated and cumbersome rules and process.