Cooks Shop Here Turns 35 Years Young!

 35 Years Gone in the Blink of an Eye

Is it really possible that thirty-five years have gone by since we first opened our little coffee and tea store at 40 Green Street in Northampton in 1974?

Thirty-five years is a very long time to run a business in a small town, especially a niche business such as ours. But our scrapbooks from those earlier days overflow with memorabilia and other ephemera of our life in food. When I look at the pictures of Bob and me from our early days, I chuckle, fully knowing that the two skinny kids with long hair and ‘no retail experience’ still live within the portly, graying, middle-aged ‘us’.