A Place Where Everyone Knows Your Name
The prospect of being your own boss and owning your own business is a dream many people from all sort of backgrounds have. It’s one that can frighten you and those close to you, or it can empower you to succeed and those around you to pitch in where they can to first show their love and second to do what they can to help that dream become a reality. When the latter exists, nothing is impossible, or so it seems. Heather Bray and her longtime partner now spouse Jody Ayers had their dream and did whatever they could to keep it alive for nearly a decade before they were able open their door and serve their first guests. From saving every penny that came within reach to using that time wisely to develop a sound concept and business plan, they kept moving forward.
Not having a lot of experience running restaurants, being two young women in a man’s world of finance and banking and building out an empty storefront with less than half the cash they should have had were all negative elements that should have and would have stopped most people in their tracks. But, here it is seven years later, and The Lowbrow is an anchor in the neighborhood. Solidly placed and relied upon by not only their loyal fans but by the occasional guest looking for wholesome food prepared with care in a friendly neighborhood café.
- The Lowbrow
- Jonathan Schuster
- 15 Now Minnesota
- Service Industry Staff for Change
- City of Minneapolis Minimum Wage