Curiosity is a natural instinct. It’s not uncommon to find yourself wondering about what’s happening in another person’s life, especially when you come to feel like you know the person, even if your relationship is that of business owner and customer. So when Marley McGinnis announced the closure of The Play Cafe less than two years after opening her doors to our community, many of us wondered what exactly had happened. Some people even felt entitled to an explanation, despite Marley’s right to personal privacy.
Now, two months after the closure, Marley is sharing her story. We’re thankful she agreed to open up about her journey on this podcast; we hope you’ll take time to listen to hear about her passion, her struggle, and her advice to others considering opening an independent business in our area.
When you’ve finished, we’d love for you to share your thoughts in the comments. Marley’s business is not the only brick-and-mortar establishment catering to children and families that has closed this year; what might have changed the outcome and what can we do to ensure the local businesses we want to have in our community continue to be able to thrive here?