I have officially closed The Fountain Coffee and Ice Cream business. There were several factors that came into play, but mostly it seemed the reasonable path forward.
I had upgraded the interior to fully functioning equipment, Risk 1-kitchen, plumbing, electrical, 50 gallon electric water heater, sewer and ADA restroom to the current 2018 IEBC code. I was able to sell the building to recoup all that I had put into it, except my heart and soul. I really wanted to serve this community and encourage others to pursue their dreams. I had planned to be around a long time and grow this business. It wasn’t meant to be. A wonderful bakery opened down the street offering fresh pastries, hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cold drinks. They are family owned and doing it right, what I had hoped to grow into. They were able to open for more hours (6 am to 6 pm daily) and offer fresh baked goods made right on the premises! No seating yet, but I have even patronized them for my coffee and donuts needs. I did not want to compete with them (how could I) and encourage you to visit Beardall’s Bakery at 8963 W. Magna Main.
At the same time a person came to me interested in buying my place due to the totally upgraded interior, functioning kitchen and ADA restroom availability, yet loved the old character of the 1924 building. She wanted to open a daycare facility. She has been managing a daycare (90+ kids) in WVC for over 8 years and was ready to downsize. If you noticed all the construction of new homes and apartments in Magna recently, a daycare for all the young families moving in would be a real asset for the community.
With this in mind, I sold my building, knowing I was still serving the community in my small way, by making room for the new people coming in.
Blessings to you all. I hope we keep this sense of community as we watch Magna grow.