Sounds like you''ve got some great ideas for the shop. I really like the simplicity of the menu and I especially like the idea of the emphasizing on local things (community, coffee beans pastries, etc.) At our shop, a little south of Chicago, we focus on a few of the same things. We have a strong local community emphasis (with art, music, products, etc.), we take our coffee very serious (we do all the roasting at the shop), play good music, have a comfortable location in an old Victorian house to make people feel at home, with even a patio area. You should definitely try to come down and check us out, we''d love to take some time and pound out some ideas with you. Good luck and keep us updated on your progress! Follow your passion!