Bye-bye Joe Joe’s

Today I am writing my final blog post from the coffee shop I have called home for the last 3 years, Joe Joe’s. After today Joe Joe’s is closing for good, tough economic times plus a town that is more embracing of chain locations is what lead to its closing.
I came to know Joe and his friendly staff way back when I worked at an outpatient rehab center as an office manager. I would stop by Joe Joe’s in the morning before work for my latte and scone to wake me up for the day.
Later when I switched jobs, Joe Joe’s moved to a location closer to home and on my days off I would go there and start to write a blog about technology on Tuesday, this would become Tuesday Tech Talk, and so it began, my life as a blogger usually writing from Joe Joe’s away from the distractions of our 2 dogs and television.
Joe Joe’s gave me a place to unplug from and focus on my writing, a place where I discovered my creativity and writing. When I left my job in July of last year, Joe Joe’s became even more of a home for me. I started to expand my writings to cover Apple and Google and even a personal blog out maintaining a balanced life.
Without Joe Joe’s I would not be the creative social media person I am today. Their quality beverages and snacks had me firing on all cylinders and writing good stuff I want to say.
So next week the search will begin for a new local to blog from, I have a couple of places in mind locally and a location in Oxford for maybe one day a week. It will be a new journey but nothing will replace Joe Joe’s that is for sure.

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