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Downtown Barrie Twitter Talks

On October 25th, 2016 we joined Shannon from the Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) to answer a series of questions.  Here’s how the conversation went!

Episode 4 | Tuesday, Oct 25th, 2016

Guest Speaker : Lazy Tulip Café, Michelle

The DT Barrie Twitter Talks series interviews downtown Barrie personalities, capturing the candid, the vibrant and the spirit of the downtown core. This month, we talked to Michelle Huggins, owner of the Lazy Tulip Café, about growth, travel, following your heart and the evoution of Downtown Barrie.

Downtown Barrie: It’s so great to be here with @LazyTulipCafe! We’d love for you to tell us a little bit more about your café #DTbarrietalks #barrielove

Lazy Tulip: We are a downtown cafe located on Maple Avenue focused on mindful eating, great coffee with a funky vibe! #barriecafe

Downtown Barrie: What made you want to open up a breakfast/lunch cafe in #Barrie?

Lazy Tulip: It was always on my to do list! New to Barrie I came across an ad on Kijiji for a cafe for lease. It was love at 1st sight! #followyourheart

Downtown Barrie: You are about to undergo an expansion, we are so excited for you! Tell us what prompted you to do this?

Lazy Tulip: My business has organically outgrown this space allowing me to blossom into the next unit over. #tulipgardenisgrowing It was #meanttobe!

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Downtown Barrie:Well we can’t wait to see it! Post tons of reno pics please! #barrielove #DTbarrietalks #barrieunexpected

Lazy Tulip: Absolutely…we are so ready for this change!!! It’s time to breathe!

Downtown Barrie: Tell us what your hopes & dreams for #DowntownBarrie are! We always love to hear what people in our #community think #DTbarrietalks

Lazy Tulip : My dream is for a vibrant & culturally thriving DT.My hope is for people to embrace DTB & allow it to evolve into this.#thoughtsbecomethings

Downtown Barrie: Describe your perfect dawn till dusk day in #DowntownBarrie? Where would you go, what would you do?

Lazy Tulip: I’m not able to answer this in 140 characters! 1st-coffee & breakfast @ one of our numerous eateries…personal fave is @MidwayDiner1 ! Next would be a dog walk around the lake then maybe an afternoon matinee @UptownBarrie followed by a glass of vino @canvasandcab!! #perf

Downtown Barrie: What is your favourite #barrieunexpected thing about #DowntownBarrie?

Lazy Tulip: The sense of #community! Events like the #OctoberTastingTrail is a great way that @DowntownBarrie is bringing us all together! #Barrielove

Downtown Barrie: You have had the opportunity to travel to many different places in the world – what is something that you have experienced that could work in Downtown Barrie?

Lazy Tulip: I’ve enjoyed #fullmoonparties in India, Thailand, BVI and the Florida Keys. Our waterfront would be perfect for this! #dancingonthebeach

Downtown Barrie: Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!! Let’s get #BarrieFullMoonParty trending

Downtown Barrie: Okay @lazytulipcafe, what should every #DowntownBarrieVisitor do at least once?

Lazy Tulip: Have a glass of wine on Il Buco’s patio & catch the fireworks or a full moon rising. Absolutely breathtaking! #bestviewinBarrie

Downtown Barrie:Is there a place in #downtownbarrie you havn’t been to yet that you can’t wait to check out? @LazyTulipCafe #DTbarrietalks #supportlocal

Lazy Tulip: I have never been to @PizzeriaBarrie ! They’ve been around for 50 years so I’m excited to try this place out!! #mustbedoingsomethingright

Downtown Barrie:How would you describe #DowntownBarrie in one word? Answer in a #

Lazy Tulip: #evolving

Downtown Barrie: Thank you SO much for having us today @LazyTulipCafe. You are doing great things in #downtownbarrie & we love your sense of community. We can’t wait to see the new space @LazyTulipCafe. Is there any business that you would love to hear from for our next #DTbarrietalks

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Lazy Tulip: Yes!! I would be #Barriehappy to hear from Jessie @jadorecheese and hear about her new #Speakcheesy space!
Downtown Barrie: Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!! Let’s get #BarrieFullMoonParty trending!

Downtown Barrie: Okay @lazytulipcafe, what should every #DowntownBarrieVisitor do at least once?

Lazy Tulip: Have a glass of wine on Il Buco’s patio & catch the fireworks or a full moon rising. Absolutely breathtaking! #bestviewinBarrie

Downtown Barrie:Is there a place in #downtownbarrie you havn’t been to yet that you can’t wait to check out? @LazyTulipCafe #DTbarrietalks #supportlocal

Lazy Tulip: I have never been to @PizzeriaBarrie ! They’ve been around for 50 years so I’m excited to try this place out!! #mustbedoingsomethingright

Downtown Barrie:How would you describe #DowntownBarrie in one word? Answer in a #

Lazy Tulip: #evolving

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