Today we hosted Brunch at the Marketplace & Company downtown Mitchell, NE. It has been a while since we have opened the doors on Sunday. It is hard to build a brand. My vision has changed a lot since opening the Market. I wanted to create different food based companies under one roof. A coffee house, granola shop & Bakery, food shop & gifts and Italian Cuisine Restaurant. Originally it was to have small start ups to work with us. Really prefer not to do this now.
We found out how to adapt and to correct things that were not working. I had to hire a day manager and both times this did not go well. So now I hire staff at hourly wage and I manage it the way that I want.
Our goal is to create a special food experience while growing our catering. Today the Market is ran solely by our family. When developing the entrees I researched regions of Italy and developed the menu to reflect the unique foods of each region. Adding the Wine Shop along with our other shops makes visiting the Market really special.
We celebrate Mitchell, Nebraska thru the art and the tribute back to the Sugar Beet Growers of Western Nebraska as Well Easter Wyoming who helped build the communities they were part of. The walls of of our 97 plus old building have been painted out to reflect old block barn walls that would have been part of the landscape
The walls house art of youth taking the beets out of the fields, my fathers family who farmed and worked the beets as kids, and my own husband who has been part of the beet industry all his working life. a mural of two men hand tossing beets in the back of an old truck welcomes guest to a simple relaxing time. Our goal is exceed our guests expectations when they walk thru the doors. We will continue to change.
We are built on love of one another and love of God who has provided for us.