Comments on: Update on Blue Moon Cafe Explorations in place & culture Fri, 16 Aug 2013 02:51:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: Sigrid Clark Sun, 06 Jun 2010 02:12:11 +0000 You need a promoter. I too have the desire to give things away for free. After all, God is the giver of all good things, and when you are blessed, Lisa, as you are, how can you sell something God has made able for you to provide. However, we do live in an evil world filled with devils.

Time limits will limit individual devils, but there are plenty more to take their place.

If you want to survive, you need to make a living. Completely cutting off those that won’t pay for your hospitality isn’t the anwser.
The answer is catering to a clientelle that value’s service to God, not service to the devils of the world.

Set up a place for ne’er do wells and the ne’er do wells will come.

Set up a place to exhibit and exhibiters will come. Take a bite from the exhibitors.

You need a promoter.


By: WiFi and desktop vampire re-defined - Cafeapolis Sun, 06 Sep 2009 16:41:33 +0000 […] I think there is a point at which computing in public is not OK, especially given Blue Moon’s already noted problems with people working for too […]

By: Erik Mon, 19 May 2008 03:19:18 +0000 Sad news. I have many fond memories of Blue Moon. Hope they can work it out. Eject the leechers! Tip your baristas! But do keep wifi simple (for customers and staff).

By: Joe Tue, 22 Apr 2008 05:59:03 +0000 Indeed, show the non buyers the door.

If you’re going to hang out all day; tip well, share your table with lot’s of friends and order another drink if your cup is empty.

…oh and did I mention, Tip Well. otherwise its a world full of Applebees and Caribous.

By: Andrew Wed, 20 Feb 2008 15:09:42 +0000 Isn’t there software that you could use to limit people’s online usage to, say, an hour … at which point they would have to go to the front desk and ask for another password?

Just a thought.

By: Kelli Fri, 15 Feb 2008 17:09:18 +0000 I agree. Blue Moon’s in my neighborhood and friends & I will plan to meet there this weekend.

On a related note, I’m a librarian with Hennepin County and encourage folks to make use of the free wi-fi at public libraries instead or in addition to taking up real estate at coffee shops. You can sit all day with or without your coffee (even on Sat & Sunday) and laptop. Limited evening hours on weekends but still a good alternative

By: Di Thu, 14 Feb 2008 05:16:51 +0000 I’m going to invite some friends to meet there to give it a little stimulation.

That said – why aren’t they asking the non-buyers to leave? It’s acceptable practice.