Thursday, May 9, 2013

Welcome to Up In Your Business!

Hey Manatee County, welcome to the blog where I'm going to be all Up In Your Business.

This blog isn't meant to be an in-your-face take on business deals, but more of a place to be lighthearted, share tidbits and details that didn't make it into the paper edition of the Bradenton Herald's business pages or the online section.

The phrase "up in your business" is a take off from "all up in your business," a slang phrase that means to get involved in someone else's affairs. The take-off stops at the rest of the meaning, where getting involved means you want to defeat whatever that person is trying to succeed  at. By getting involved in your business, I want to know what's happening and share it with the world -- the good and the not so good  -- but mostly what's on the up-and-up.

I have a tendency to come up with ideas that I think would be cool as a tourist attraction or business in the area, and this space will be a place where I'll spitball and put it out there, and it's ok if everyone tells me how harebrained they really are. But if someone likes an idea or wants to build on it, I'd love to hear your comments.

I really can't be up in your business unless you tell me about your business. Do you have a unique story about how your business operates? Is your business new to Manatee County? Post a comment below or email cschelle@bradenton.com with story ideas and tips.

12 comments:

  1. Saw in today's paper that we can leave suggestions for the new mall. When I was up in Chicago recently, I shopped at a "Charming Charlie's". They have a great business model carrying ladies accessories only. Just handbags, jewelry, scarves, etc. What set it apart was how they merchandised the store. Everything is grouped by color. I really enjoyed shopping there and have heard great things from others who had shopped there.

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  2. I would love to see a Native Foods Cafe or a Veggie Grill - both of which are adding approximately 200 new locations in the near future. Either would become destination restaurants as currently there are no others in the state. With a plant based diet being embraced by more people for health as well as ethical reasons - I feel both would be a good fit for the mall.
    Crate and Barrel, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Soft Surroundings, Alternative Outfitters, Hollister and I.O. Metro would also be welcome additions. Can't wait !

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  3. I would like to see The Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen. Also, Lord and Taylor, Pottery Barn, Tommy Bahama and Extreme Play. It is most exciting seeing the Mall underway!

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