Our cafe has gone through lots of changes recently. When I say "our" I mean all of ours. Sure, there may be a few of us that legally own it, but what makes it unique and special is the loyalty and sense of ownership that customers and staff have. In trying to survive, thrive and evolve questions and ideas are being contemplated-'what's our specialty', 'what sets us apart from other coffee shops', 'is ardour a coffee shop or cafe' etc. We discuss these and other issues once a week at our meetings. One topic that always shines through is Cafe Ardour customers. We have the best in town. I witness this almost everyday. Customers bring flowers, give gifts on birthdays and holidays, they buy each other coffee and baked goods. They buy food and drink for people they don't know - people who are invisible to many. We have a homeless and transient population that gather close to the cafe. Earlier in the spring, on a wet, cold day, that is long forgotten in this 90 degree weather, there was a group of transients and homeless gathered in a doorway next to the cafe. One of our regular customers bought five 20oz coffees for these folks. Today one of the cafe's regulars bought a cold drink for a fellow citizen who hangs out around old town and is mentally disabled. He does this on a regular basis. I am blown away by the regularity of random acts of kindness I see from cafe ardour customers. I know Fort Collins is growing and changing and the sense of community and caring for one another that happens in a smaller town seems to be disappearing. So through all of our discussions about who we are and want we want to be, one thing we know after 13 years of business is that if you want to find community in Fort Collins, stop by 255 Linden Street.