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Good Manner

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Raised by 34 people in 6 months

Good Manner is Little Parade + Good Manner Coffee.

We are a family bringing our two existing businesses together to create a space for others to gather and grow. 

Little Parade began teaching early childhood music classes in 2016 from a desire to see little ones build their their unique creativity through music. These classes foster such an engaging learning environment for families that builds community and creativity from a young age. We believe that this work will result in a lasting impact on children and their families. Little Parade has held classes all over the city of Chicago but is looking for a place to call home.

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Good Manner Coffee has strictly been a home operation since 2014; roasting, packaging, and shipping every order from our home which has given us the flexibility and the time to refine our craft. However there is a large portion of our vision that isn't being completely fulfilled: the ‘service’ aspect— the serving and connecting with people. The 2 to 4 minutes spent hearing someones story while they wait for their drink and the being apart of someones daily routine.

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We have secured a beautiful storefront in the Lakeview neighborhood. There will be music classes of all kinds offered midday by Little Parade and coffee bar serving freshly roasted Good Manner coffee from the roastery in the back of house. We hope it will be a space for you to call your 'home away from home.'  

From one family to another we’d love to invite you to join us in creating a space that people can come to for generations to come; a space where you and your family can gather, learn, and grow.

Before we can open our doors we need to refresh the facilities, complete some build out, and purchase the necessary equipment to make it a fully-functional space for you.

We are encouraged by your excitement and cannot wait to serve you.
Welcome to the family. 

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Today was our first day open! We’ve been calling it our soft launch since we still have two phases of build-out to accomplish. We welcomed locals, new comers, and old faithfuls to our Little Parade classes! Sold a number of bags of coffee, books, and even had our first little person check out a book from our little “Good Manner Public Library” cart. It was truly a wonderful day and it is serving as great motivation to pursue our next phase of build-out : our back of house coffee roastery!

This next phase is the a big part of why our financial goal is where it is. It will enable us to bring on our talented architect and contractor team, and ready the space for the installation of our coffee roaster.

The third and final phase is the build out of our full service coffee bar.

We say thank you to those who have supported our dream, shared our story, and continues to give toward our campaign!
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Hello friends! We wanted to fill you in on the first exciting piece of news we have-- Doors are opening soon! We will be starting "Phase 1" of our build-out process over the course of the next few weeks and are aiming to opening early January for Little Parade classes.
Here is what the next few weeks will be looking like for us: We will be painting and furnishing of the front of house area. We are having some furniture pieces custom-built and installed, window decals installed, and our retail/book shelf(MORE INFO ON THIS EXCITING PORTION TO COME) space stocked and ready.

We are so overjoyed to have the ball slowly rolling and we thank you again for your support!

More frequent updates and sneak peeks can be found on our Social Media platforms.
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A Cozy Christmas was an absolute blast. We had the best time with our guests and the shop felt so warm and joy-filled! Thank you for all who attended and all who followed along via social media.
We have a few exciting updates to give you so be sure to keep your eyes here, on our social media platforms, and website! Have the most wonderful day!
Photo of our short story time.
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We're sorry we haven’t updated you all in a little while. With the holiday quickly approaching, we wanted to invite some of our followers to join us in the unfinished shop space for a cozy Christmas experience. We are calling the event A Cozy Christmas and will have coffee/cocoa, a Christmas music set, story time, a showing of Charlie Brown Christmas, and a craft space for the kids!

We’ve spent this week decorating the shop and though there are still small holes in our walls and patches of unpainted areas, we have managed to create a very cozy space to enjoy a lovely afternoon with our guests. Take a peek at our Instagram @goodmanner_ for behind the scenes set-up and check back this coming Sunday for photos taken of the event!
Ella testing some of the craft activi
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