I try to give thanks at least 10 times a day! I often give thanks many more times than that!
But since it’s Thanksgiving – perhaps I can thank a few more times…and a bit more publicly!
I am extremely grateful for each and every wonderful customer we have ever had at Carolina Beer Temple! The support we have received in the 1.5 years since we’ve opened out doors has been phenomenal and without a doubt the biggest and most plesant surprise I’ve had since opening! Customers, the press, future business owners, friends and family frequently ask – “what is the biggest surprise you’ve found since opening your first business” and my answer is always the same – “The amazing customers we have and the amazing support they have provided!!!” Thank you!
I am extremely thankful for our regular regulars! You know who you are (and too many to call out by name)! Yes – almost all of our customers have become regulars – but then there are those who we see so frequently its become a bit of a family! Thank you for making Carolina Beer Temple such a wonderful place to hang out!
I am extremely grateful for my wonderful wife and family who have adjusted to my obscure working hours and who have been supportive the entire way through this wonderful business venture! Thank you!
I am extremely grateful for my wonderful staff – they are all friends far more than staff – but thank you Russ, Will and Jordan (and Jason earlier this year and Will 2.0 too…and DaveCal for a bit as well)! The effort, the enthusiasm and the dedication are far more than any business owner could ever hope for! Thank you!
I am extremely thankful for all of my sales reps without whom we wouldn’t have the latest and greatest beers available for all of you! Each one manages their job a little differently, but so many of them have been kind enough to understand what Carolina Beer Temple is all about and have worked diligently to ensure our customers have exactly what they are looking for month over month! And Thank You to each and every delivery driver! Your work is truly appreciated! Thank you!
I am extremely thankful for all of our wonderful neighbors up and down Matthews Station Street and beyond!
Thank you to Alexis, Alena, Derrick and the entire staff at Royal Cafe & Creperie for not only making great crepes, but for virtually being an extension of our own store!
Thank you to our good friends Brian, Craig, Janeen and the staff at Moe’s for the great food, for being so supportive, for running food down to our place and for your generosity as well – thank you!
Thank you to Matt and Larry and the staff at 105 Cigars for all of your support and providing cigars (and expertise) for our humidor! Thank you!
Thank you to Jason, Dominique and the staff at the Black Chicken for being such wonderful neighbors, for all the support and for helping us with silly questions from time-to-time! Thank you!
Thank you to Golf and the staff at Thai Taste for providing fantastic Thai food and for letting your customers who place to-go orders know their wait times in beers (“Oh, that’ll be ready in about 2 beers!” :)) – thank you!
Thank you to Dalton, his Mom and the staff at Primavera Pizza for your wonderful selection of food, for delivering to our customers while waving the minimum charge and for being incredibly supportive – you guys are great – thank you!
Thank you to Crystal, Randy and the staff at The Southern Gourmet for providing fantastic sandwiches and dips and more for our customers! And for being great customers as well! Thank you!
Thank you to KiKi from Kiki’s Yum Yum for your wonderful Pimento Cheese and for being wonderful customers as well! Thank you!
Thank you to the Town of Matthews and the incredible support we’ve received from the Board of Commissioners, the Zoning Department, the Town Manager, the Mayor, the Parks & Rec department and more – we’ve felt welcome since the day we’ve opened and we’ve received nothing but support and hopes for success from all of you – thank you!
Thank you to the Matthews Chamber of Commerce! The support we have received from the Board and well beyond has been incredible! Thank you! And I am even more thankful to the Chamber for being elected to the Board of Directors this year – thank you!
Thank you to the Matthews Executive Group for all of your support and references in the short time I’ve been fortunate enough to be a member of the group! Thank you!
I am extremely thankful for the booming craft beer industry that is taking off across North Carolina and the USA! Thank you to all the wonderful brewers out there!
I am extremely thankful to all of the local breweries here in Mecklenburg County and all the wonderful support we’ve received over the time we’ve been open! NoDa, OMB, Birdsong, Triple C, Sugar Creek, D9, Sycamore, Lenny Boy, Barking Duck, Ass Clown, Unknown – all of our local breweries have been fantastic and we’ve made great friends along the way! And we look forward to the new breweries that are on the way as well!
I am extremely thankful to all of our wonderful friends at Carolina Brew Masters! Wow! Incredible people! Incredible support! Thank you!
I am extremely thankful for all of our wonderful friends at Charlotte Beer Babes – you ladies have been wonderfully supportive! Thank you!
With a long list like this I’m sure there are a few other people that I am extremely thankful for, but just neglected to mention – but thank you too! I am grateful!
And I am extremely thankful for the success of Carolina Beer Temple which has been a direct result of all the wonderful support we have received from everyone mentioned above and beyond!
Our future is bright! I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you all!