Friday, August 26, 2011

Meet The Neighbors: Part 3

We've been putting all of our energy into your bicycles, and they look better than ever. The new facility and equipment are truly helping us make a good thing great.

One place in particular that is fueling the IndyFab crew is The Big Bean Cafe. "The Bean", as it's called around here, has a warm, comforting atmosphere, with a counter to pull up to, as well as both indoor and outdoor tables. The Bean provides three great things: breakfast, lunch, and fantastic service. You can also blindly order anything on the menu and be completely happy with not only the taste, but also how quickly it's prepared and served.

Neighbor: The Big Bean Cafe & Bakery - 118 Main Street
Type of business: Breakfast/Lunch cafe
Years Running: 5 years with us (co-owners Jack O'Sullivan and Sarah Howard), and 17 years total

Name: Jack O'Sullivan

How did you get into this line of work? My partner and I have always worked in restaurants. We saw The Bean for sale in 2006, and jumped at the chance to buy it!

Something special your business does (weekly/monthly events, community service, etc.): At The Bean, we love creating inspiring new dishes, and trying new and different food items in our recipes. We also take pride in composting, and above all else, hard work.

What's your favorite thing about Newmarket? The size. It's small, but not too small. There's always something going on here, and the size really creates a sense of community.

If you could add any type of business to Main Street, what would you choose? Well, the Lamprey River runs directly through Newmarket, right behind the Mills. It would be cool to have water recreation rentals.

You find a genie's lamp and he grants you 1 wish. What do you wish for? C'mon, that's silly. I'd wish to not have any wishes.

Do you own a bicycle? If so, what kind? Currently, no. I live in town and it's easy to walk most places.

Fair enough, but wouldn't it be nice to get there faster?


Jon said...

IF makes the best bikes in the world. The Bean makes the best breakfast in the world. It makes sense that their universes would eventually collide.

That Deaf Guy said...

Why can't I have a The Bean on my local corner, 'tis not fair *sniffs* :(

Velouria said...

I used to live in this area, and it remains very dear to me. Glad that you are enjoying your new surroundings and neighbours!

Anonymous said...

mmm i guess i prefer to keep my bike... in xlpharmacy there's a friend, or say in a better way "friends", that like to eat this stuff all the time, i have notice that many of them are already getting a funny belly.