Iím celebrating ten years in business at Melange Cafť and I feel like I just started. It hasn't gotten easier; itís actually more difficult. I probably peaked five years ago, and itís just more of a challenge to do the necessary volume. There are times when Iím thinking about the next plateau.
The chains are hurting us badly. Suburban America has to redefine itself.
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