About Linden Street Café
Like most endeavors, it started with a bucket list item: owning a café. Bucket list items seem to exist 10-20 years down the road but for Hannah, Dennis and Sarahlynn, this was their opportunity. Dennis –the entrepreneur of the crew- caught wind of a café in Old Town Fort Collins for sale. Naturally, he asked his wife – Hannah- if she’d ever be interested in owning a café.
Hannah: Totally. Now? Um…
Dennis: How about with Sarahlynn (her sister)?
Hannah called Sarahlynn in the middle of July 2016 with the question that would drastically alter all three lives: How serious are you about owning a café? Three months later and with little idea what they were actually getting ourselves in to: they owned a café!
Hannah and Sarahlynn have a deep seeded love of all things coffee: the culture, community, experience, recipes, bean quality, customer exchange, beautifully steamed milk, and – most importantly- that sweet nectar of caffeine filled wonder: a Cup o’ Joe. Having worked in the coffee industry through college and after, they loved the idea of engaging the coffee world on a new level as owners.
Dennis brings the financial backbone and history with business owning that balances the dynamic (without which we couldn’t function). Dennis handles the finances and hosts a multiplicity of skills needed to keep and enhance the function of their new endeavor.
There’s a love of calling something your own, crafting it to be what you want and see in the dream you’ve had for such a long time. The dream and the reality are very different but the satisfaction is in seeing it come to fruition. As exciting as each stage is, the product is being a part of a community and sharing in the experience. It’s been a journey and one they are excited to share with the Fort Collins community!
“WE HAVE A DEEP-SEEDED LOVE OF COFFEE AND THE FORT COLLINS COMMUNITY”
DID YOU KNOW?
“Since 2005, Fort Collins consistently ranks within one of the top places to live in the United States.”