The Red Dress
I met Sue in 2019 when we were looking to open a storefront in downtown Cheyenne. She was a business woman who asked the hard questions + was very specific on who + what type of business she rented to.
She was petite, had a quick wit + although battled cancer (I think twice) + carried her oxygen on her hip with such gumption---no one would dare mess with this woman.
We had been working out of our garage for the last 4 years, and were reluctant to rent, only because we wanted to own, however, we, both (Tyler + I ) had a really good feeling upon walking into this space--it just fit.
AND there was something about Sue that we both really enjoyed.
My favorite conversations with Sue were about her business (Sue's Gifts) + how much she cared for all of our businesses (her other tenants were neighbors). She would come + check on us every few weeks or so, make sure she was up on the neighborhood happenings + always end with one thing..."just keep selling, " she would say.
Our success was her success.
She was an inspiration to all of us...her tenants, and those who knew her. Sue passed in early 2020 + left a beautiful legacy. One that I see every day----I am surrounded by her collection of buildings + am grateful to have known her.
The Red Dress was Sue's, a gift from her daughters to us after her passing, Sue had wanted us to have it. Something beautifully handmade to remember her by. Such a special gift + reminder to support one-another in this beautiful thing called life + business.
A lovely reminder as we head into the Holiday season---her love + support of downtown business continues through all of you.
Thank you for your love + support of small business!