Thursday , 21 October 2021

Vermilion’s The Red Brick cafe celebrates 2 years

Confetti and balloons decorated The Red Brick on June 25, as they celebrated their belated 2nd birthday.

Customers in Vermilion were delighted to receive free cupcakes and cookies with each order as well as product deals and drink discounts throughout the day.

The cheery atmosphere encouraged visiting and inquiries about the various local products.

The Red Brick, located on Main Street downtown, is a third wave coffee house that features local artisans, farm produce, and health food along with their specialty espresso based and iced drinks.

“Entrepreneurship and business itself have their own challenges so we appreciate all of the support,” said owner, Emily Ford.

Her business plan has fluctuated a lot in the past two years and as a proprietor she said she had to learn how to maneuver those changes as well as being comfortable adapting to customers.

“A business plan is a living, breathing document and in order to be successful you have to be willing to change,” said Ford.

Throughout the past few months they have been offering more catering, family meals and delivering.

“We’ve had to pivot in a way we didn’t expect but it has allowed a more personal experience for our customers,” said Ford.

In the coming year she plans to expand the full suite of what The Red Brick offers.

They will be introducing a new menu for their family meals, extending their health and wellness products, as well as boosting their facility rentals.

Ford looks forward to continuing to build relationships with farmers in the community who produce sustainable products.

Customers can also look forward to some new branded merchandise.

About Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.