October 26, 2010 - Entry #5
"If you build it, they will come."
Last month, a friend and I spoke of how our community needed a place where friends can meet for a cup of coffee or tea and socialize among kindred spirits. The place should promote sustainability by serving Fair Trade, organic, and local foods, in addition to selling or lending books.
Within a week, I explored a new place on Grand River across from Michigan State University: Wanderers Tea House and Café. It is the exact place we described, complete with a library-lending shelf. About two weeks ago, I walked into Wanderers and ran into another friend. She reminded me, “If you build it, they will come.” Welcome to our community Wanderers Tea House and Café and owners Elizabeth Marazita and Michael Spano! By Paulette
P.S. The saying from the movie Field of Dreams is actually, “If you build it, he will come.” In the photo is Elizabeth Marazitas, MSU alumna, and co-owner of Wanderers Tea House and Café.
copyright© 2010 by Paulette L. Stenzel for the photo and text
Paulette L. Stenzel
I am Professor Emeritus of International Business Law and Sustainability at Michigan State University (MSU). I am also a mom, learner, writer, violinist, environmentalist -in -process, traveler, and avid reader. I continue to teach part time at MSU and coordinate the Broad College Ethical Leadership program Additionally, I advise Spartan Global Development Fund - a student-driven microfinance organization.