I’ve loved Eli’s for so many of these reasons over the past five years, so I’m very excited to announce that my husband, Weston, and I will be coming along side Ben & Katie as co-owners of Eli’s! Katie has taken a mere idea and developed it into a thriving business with two locations over the past ten years. Her heart for Eli’s has always been for building relationships and strengthening her community. As Weston and I come on board, we share her passion for those ideals. We’ve fallen in love with Eli’s during our years involved in many roles, and are excited to continue to build on its strengths and the incredible brand that Katie has established.
From a day-to-day perspective, Eli’s will continue to operate at the high standards you expect. McKenzie and the rest of your smiling baristas will still serve you great coffee and treats, made the way you like it. Katie will be stepping away from much of the daily operations. However, she’ll still be involved in the planning and continued growth of Eli’s for years to come. You may even see her working behind the counter again! I’ll be taking over most of her current duties, such as all catering requests and orders, donation and event requests, as well as anything else you’d like to bring to my attention.
Katie and I truly feel that this scenario reflects our talents and priorities in this stage of our lives. Weston and I are beyond excited to play a more active role in continuing the high standards and deep community ties at Eli’s. Our future is bright and filled with possibility. We’re focused on growth, while ensuring we keep to our core values of strong relationships and community involvement. Look for us around either shop; we can’t wait to sit down, have a cup of coffee, and get to know you all better!