Can you introduce yourself and your store?
I am Pops and I manage the pen area for Goods For The Study. My thing is basically fountain pens!
What is your passion?
I think is getting to know people. For instance, they are like my family here. I like to take care of them, whether it is bringing treats or hanging out with them after work. We practically live together and interact 24/7, so I think it’s important to maintain this kind of relationship and being there for them.
What do you like about 8th street?
There is a lot to like about it. I haven’t really had the chance to visit everyone yet, I still make my way around. There is a really cool fashion shop down the street called Shop Untitled; it is all black and white and people are super nice. The store across the street is also pretty cool; Mountain Side craft. I walked in and bought a nice scarf there, the owner is really nice too.
What is your favorite store in the neighborhood if you would recommend something to someone?
You guys for sure, because your store is clean and comfortable. It’s the kind of store that it’s hard to notice but every time customers ask for a coffee shop, I always direct them to you. I also really like Lifethyme, the organic shop on the corner.
What do you like about Ancolie? What is your favorite thing?
Besides from you [Chloe] and the people that work there, the quality of your products. For example, the turmeric latte is my new obsession right now. I also love your cranberry cookie and your soups, especially the split pea mint soup.
How would you reuse your jar?
By filling with another cup of coffee or boiled tea. In the store we also use it as a granola container.
Do you have any recommendation for Ancolie? Things you would like to see on the menu?
I would love to see a sandwich. I think that I came in one day thinking that you guys have it and I realized “oh no there is no sandwich!”. It could be anything and the bread that comes with the soup would be perfect. Something simple, like goat cheese and Spanish ham, that is all you need.
Thank you people from 8th Street for being so supportive! Community is everything! We love our 8th Street!