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BuggyWorks Newsletter – February 2016

Spotlight on: Mocha Delites and Ms. Sun Kwon

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In July 2004, a new coffee shop, Mocha Delites, moved into the vacant space in BuggyWorks Building 100. Now almost 12 years later, Mocha as it’s come to be called affectionately, is a BuggyWorks and Jefferson Station fixture and a favorite for tenants and community members alike.

The shop used to be a franchise, so while there are a few other locations in the Metro Atlanta area, our Mocha Delites location is now independently owned and operated by Sun Kwon. Starting the business fulfilled Ms. Kwon’s dream of owning her own business and gave her the flexible hours she was looking for. It also brought delicious sandwiches, handcrafted beverages and sweets to the BuggyWorks community.

One of Ms. Kwon’s favorite aspects of the Mocha Delites location is the tight knit community that comes with calling BuggyWorks home. When she started her business, in addition to flexible hours and the ability to be in control of the operations, serving a close, tight knit community was at the top of her ‘must-have’ list and that’s exactly what she’s found here. “It really has become my second home!” she says of the location, adding that “It’s always a pleasure serving the BuggyWorks Community.” Another plus to her location? Its proximity to downtown East Point and that ‘old town’ charm we’ve all come to know and love.

As the sole owner and operator, Ms. Kwon runs all aspects of Mocha Delites, from the business operations to serving up her handcrafted sandwiches, entrees, coffee, specialty drinks, smoothies, teas and treats. Her secret to balancing it all is simple, yet effective. “[I] Do my best every day. And I make food for my customers that I would serve to my own family.” And, it is that approach to her business that she hopes will aid her as she works to expand her customer base, and serve even more of the BuggyWorks and East Point Community.

Of course, we can’t talk about Mocha Delites without talking a little about its wonderfully diverse menu. From the standard coffee, tea and soft drinks to the specialty drinks and special entrees, East Point’s favorite coffee shop offers a little bit of something for every taste. But, if you ask the proprietor for her favorite meal, she opts for a healthy yet tasty option – the Veggie Wrap and a Ginger Tea.  Oh, and if you’re in the office on Thursdays, be sure to pay Ms. Kwon a visit and try her homemade Fried Rice, a customer favorite, for lunch!

Mocha Delites is located in Building 100 in the BuggyWorks Complex. The next time you need to grab lunch or are looking for a pick me up, be sure to stop by!

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Quick Quiz

In what year was the East Point Main Street Association founded?

  1. 1999
  2. 2001
  3. 1982
  4. 1936
  5. None of the Above

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A Friendly Reminder

As always, safety is a top priority at BuggyWorks. While we are taking steps to maintain a high level of safety and security at our complex, you have the power to help keep yourself and others safe, too. We would like to encourage you to take a moment and review some do’s and don’t’s to help keep yourself, your belongings, and your neighbors safe.

Don’t Leave Valuables (or Their Accessories) In Plain View

You know not to leave your iPad or wallet sitting in the passenger seat, but have you thought about the clues you’re leaving that there might be something valuable somewhere in your car? Stow away things like Charging cords, sunglass cases, and even headphones to keep the temptation to break into your car at a minimum.

Do Keep Others Aware of Your Whereabouts

You may not need (or want) to instate something like the ‘buddy system’, however, letting a coworker know when you’re leaving the office for an extended period of time (and potentially giving a time frame for when you’ll be returning, if at all) helps to keep everyone feeling safer and more secure.

Don’t Play With Your Phone…

…When you’re walking around. We’re all guilty of it, checking emails, texts, social media. But, being aware of your surroundings and keeping an eye out for anything out of the ordinary helps to keep you, and everyone around you, safer and more in control.

Do Trust Your Intuition

If something doesn’t feel right, or if you see something suspicious, don’t ignore it. Keeping alert will help you in reporting to the authorities if the situation escalates.

Don’t Go It Alone

If you find yourself uncomfortable walking to or from your car at the beginning or end of your workday, don’t forget about our courtesy police escort. Just call the East Point Police Non-Emergency Number (404.559.6226) to schedule a time for an officer to walk you to or from your vehicle.

Do Speak Up

If you see something, say something! Even if it’s not happening to you, report any crimes, damages, or suspicious behavior you see to management and the local authorities so that it may be dealt with in a timely manner.

Together, we can keep BuggyWorks and Jefferson Station a safe and happy place to be, and we thank you in advance for your help in achieving that goal!

The Old Library is Ready for Its Close Up!

 

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Image Courtesy EPMSA Newsletter

The City of East Point features some beautiful, historic buildings, and now we’re sharing one of them with the world. In a public/private partnership, the City of East Point and a film company have restored and improved the building to make it a magnet for both film location scouts and tourists alike.

The first project filming in the old library is named ‘Stranger Things’ and a quick Google search found that this is a Netflix series starring Winona Ryder set to be released in 2016 (no word on whether or not Ryder will be filming in East Point). And, according to the January Downtown East Point Newsletter, location scouts in the area are highly interested in filming upcoming projects in the old library.

For photos and more information about the new life for the Old Library, please click here to visit the January Downtown East Point Newsletter.

A Few Simple Tips to Fight Stress Every Day

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Stressed Out” (CC BY 2.0) by  haynie.thomas36 

Running your own business has its rewards, but it also has plenty of stress, too. Here are a few simple, healthy changes you can make to your daily routine to make your life a little bit easier, and make it easier to enjoy being your own boss again.

 

Rethink Your Caffeine Fix

Coffee is every entrepreneur’s weapon of choice when it comes to waking up in the morning. But, cutting back on the joe, and introducing green tea into your diet will help with anxiety and your overall health. Think of it this way, coffee replaces your body’s natural ability to energize you, green tea stimulates that ability.

 

Get Up and Out

Starting or ending your day with exercise not only helps to keep your heart healthy, it helps you to burn off excess stress so you can face the next challenge with a clearer head.

 

Find a Diffuser

Aromatherapy is powerful in helping to keep your stress levels low. Most office buildings would prefer that you refrain from burning candles, but a reed diffuser in a soothing scent is a great addition to your desk.

For more ways to battle stress when running your own business, please click here to visit entrepreneur.com.