If you’ve been following the saga of Olive, An Urban Dive, which owner Kimberly Collett has bloggesd about honestly and openly on facebook, has finally set an opening date. And while that date is about 6 months later than predicted, Collett has used that time to create a legion of fans (close to 1100 at last look) and supporters that have never even tasted their food. Pretty amazing use of facebook, huh? And credit Collett with another brilliant business move- she put tickets on sale for a week of preview dinners a couple of months ago and sold out every ticket for a then undetermined date.
local over import, labor over convenience and service over everything else.
And now after building and rebuilding, fighting one zoning issue after another, Dive into Olive week has been set for the last week of June for those who hold those sold out tickets. The general public will get their first chance to dine at the new eatery for lunch the week of July 5th. The former Wympee diner will seat 30 or so inside and has added a patio in the back for another 15. Menu’s will include vegan and gluten-free items and their facebook has promised Olive will have nary a can in the kitchen. They’ve spent the spring sourcing local foods and and making friends, and now we wish them the best of luck as they start feeding all the friends they’ve cultivated!