Every step of this process has been so surreal.
Add “ribbon cutting with the Mayor” to the list.
Thank you to the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Bouley for the most special morning.
Although, I did have to admit to the Mayor and the crowd that this was not my first Homebody ribbon cutting.
It’s true. The day we officially signed the lease, Cody and I sped over to the store to stand in the empty space and just take it in.
Little did we know this would not be the quiet, reflective moment we anticipated. As we opened the doors to check out our downtown view, it was the music we heard first.
Kool & The Gang shouted “Celebration” out of my sister’s speaker as my entire family stood on the front stoop dancing and clapping.
Pizza. Champagne. Balloons. Music. My older sister and her family had even made the drive up from Boston. Cue the ugly tears.
Before I could explain that a “ground breaking” would be a more appropriate gesture, my sister stuffed one end of a ribbon in my hand, the other in Cody’s, and forced this little introvert to perform an impromptu ribbon cutting ceremony in front of our empty store on North Main.
So there you have it, Mr Mayor.
Your new downtown business owner comes from a family that celebrates. And while I hope that is the final ribbon cutting at 134 N Main, I know the celebrations will continue.
The best is yet to come!
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