Creating a Space


SONDER Build Out Week 4 Is it week four of SONDER build out already? Let’s start off with introducing a piece of equipment we’re super excited to use: our 3-head tap tower for nitro coffee and kombucha! Bar Build-Out But the work for the majority of the week was the bar. As our contractors were continuing on electrical, plumbing and drywall, we focused on the bar– to which Ernest and Mike built the frame in last...

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SONDER Build Out Week 3 This week’s SONDER build out is starting right where we left off, getting ready to finish off ground plumbing with concrete. Ernest and Mike also started building out the bar while electrical, drywall and wood-staining continued on in the background. It’s so fun to see it all unfold, but there’s still so much to coordinate and get done. Pouring Concrete Early Monday morning we hit the ground...

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We left off from the first week of SONDER build out cutting concrete. This week we continued with a major focus on plumbing. We’re also trying out different stains on our oak tables, continuing to prep the walls, and then we had our first inspections for rough plumbing and electrical! SONDER Build Out Week 2 Mike– our contractor– and his work vibes.  Plumbing Ground plumbing was pretty intense. So was the...

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Time has come for the SONDER build out–crazy right? I had no idea how we’d even make it to this point, but here we are, and still pressing forward. One day at a time, little by little, big progress is made. We’d love to share some sneak peaks of our first week so you can see SONDER come to be with us, how about it? Brick Accent Wall Our design is pretty minimal, but we wanted a brick accent wall from the get-go, and...

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The time has come to put all our planning into action to create SONDER! We’ve got our space, and now all we have to do is turn it into a coffee shop… easy right? Before we dive into build out, here is what we have done as pre-build out prep work. We had no idea how to get to this point, but here we are! City approvals & permits Due diligence involved contacting the city/state to see what we’d need to make our...

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Little by little, we’ve been choosing and collecting our coffee shop equipment. Our first exciting purchase was our Linea espresso machine, and we’ve slowing been adding smallwares and other coffee brewing methods (like our V60 and Aeropress) to our stash since. Now as we’re approaching the last final months before opening, we’ve been shopping around and purchasing things at a good price. So what kind of...

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