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Grounds owners hope to expand their
menu by crafting food in house, such as
wraps, salads and perhaps even freshly
baked soft pretzels.
Caitlyn Ferguson explained to me that
the free space on the walls would soon
be decorated with the art of local creators,
from photographers to painters to
illustrators. They’ll begin by showing off
the works of their creative friends in the
hopes that other neighborhood talents
looking for a place to showcase their
material will reach out to them. This, of
course, harks back to their desire to create
a community hearth. Having only just
opened on July 30, the Fergusons have
already done a lot to accomplish this
goal: they have featured live music from
neighborhood bands and professional
face painting for children.
“The response has been great,” Michael
Ferguson said. “People tell us how happy
they are to have a place like this, how
happy they are when they hear the music.”
In addition to the fun events that regularly
take place at the café, the space is
also available for private functions.
Michael and Caitlyn Ferguson are entirely
hands-on with the day-to-days of
Higher Grounds, and all the while they
continue to brainstorm new ways to
celebrate the community that they love
through their business.
“All we want to do is bring a good
product to the area with the best service
we can provide,” Michael Ferguson said.
“Everyone is welcome.”
Photos by Caitlyn Ferguson Michael and Caitlyn Ferguson