8-28-14 Sweet Mona’s in Langley: It takes vision, courage and a lot of work to create a successful business
On August 23rd, Sweet Mona’s had a grand opening celebration, with everyone invited to come to the new location and enjoy chocolate specials. By the end of the day, over 300 people had come by to have chocolate, gelatos and drinks and to bask in the patio that surrounds the store
I went to the opening with two grandchildren, two of my three daughters, a son-in-law, a visitor from France and my husband, Rich, and we all had gelatos….and enjoyed our treats on the patio.
I mentioned in previous blogs that Langley reminds me of my recent visit to Italy, France and Spain. Sweet Mona’s is truly a relaxed European experience on Whidbey. Besides the yummy gelatos (I believe she has the only gelato on Whidbey Island), it was a delight to sit in the sun outside and have good conversations.
Buying the building at 221-2nd Street took more than a year from when Mona and Tony Newbauer first had the idea. The move took place 8-1/2 years after they started the business at a much smaller place across the street. Despite all of the work to make this move happen, Mona says “, I would do it all over again just to live in those last ten days where my friends, family, employees, and community members came together to pull it all together. It was, by far, my greatest business success to date. I look forward to many more successful years here.”
Business has definitely increased in the new location, and it’s highly likely that Mona’s dream of many more successful years will come true.
Sweet Mona's website: http://www.sweetmonas.com