- May 1, 2008
Looking through old posts I've noticed an interesting thread about coffee culture, one about event ideas for coffeehouses, and some discussion of physical layouts for shops. What I'd like to know is how owners of shops have tried to encourage a certain kind of culture in their own shop. Have you given that a lot of thought? What sort of atmosphere and activity have you tried to encourage? How did you do it? Did it work? Did you plan your place in order to attract a certain kind of clientele, or did the clientele come first and you planned the place to fit? Does decor matter? Are there some kinds of people who come into your place, turn around, and leave because they feel out of place?