Ever think about what your life would be like without a coffeehouse just around the corner? I'm actually not a coffee drinker. I don't like the taste of it, although it does smell pretty good! My Mother opened a coffeehouse and my sisters and I worked there. I loved it. I loved the people, the atmosphere, the location and the other employees. We closed The Goat in 1998 and I still feel the emptiness. I still miss the people. I do not however, miss the parking situation. Downtown Lansing has changed since we closed, but as with so many downtown locations, parking is a premium and a right all at the same time!
I don't live in Lansing anymore, but I do think about all of the people who we served. On our last day we took Poloroid photos of nearly every person that came in. We have them all in abook and every so often my family has pulled it out and started telling the stories. Those are some of the best days!!