I would like to hear from any other owners of smaller cafes in smaller cities ( less than 20k) tell me about the city involvement as it may relate to what they are willing to do/or not as far as exterior decor assistance weather it be financial or cheerleader type support.
I should also let everyone know that the city is somewhat historic in flavor. Minnesota is celebrating its 150 birthday, and The town in question is the place where the papers were signed to make it a state( the birth place so to speak)
The down side: the town has fallen out of favor for most of the profitalble tourist trade, the local residents don't like to visit "downtown" as it is in their minds only tourist related shops that exsist ( this is far from true) so we have have two mind sets neither of which are true but each of them will die on the hill of their belives.
Is there any hope, does anyone have a great idea we can run with?
I will tell more if anyone is interested