Before my businesses were here, I was in Five Points -- hanging out, going to Gourmet Shop and Papa Jazz. Spending time in Adriana's Coffee Shop. I had a coffee shop in Charleston at the time and was driving back and forth quite a bit. Eventually I wanted to pursue something here in Columbia. After looking at a few spaces around town, the building that used to be Harrell Jewelers for 25 years came available. I knew that Adriana's had been down here, so there was already that culture of coffee in the area and it all just seemed like a good fit.
Being part of a small village that accepts a youthful perspective is attractive to me.
We've been here four years this summer -- although I have been living here for about 7 years. Most recently, about a year ago, we started expanding into the space next door (where there used to be a toy store for about 20 years or so) and now we do hand crafted gelato over there, it's pretty awesome. I really enjoy the diversity and uniqueness that Five Points offers and the type of character that it attracts. The neighborhood feel and the proximity to the university, being part of a small village that accepts a youthful perspective is attractive to me.