In July of 2020, Ian found an ad on Craigslist for the Luna Sourdough location. It had been a record store and would require being redone inside, but they loved the bones and the location in Old Town. They signed the lease in September of 2020 and opened January 31st of 2022. The couple recalls that they initially thought they would be able to open winter of 2021. “We had no idea what we were in store for,” they shared. The build out of the building ended up costing four times what we thought it would and taking four times as long. They ended up refinancing their house twice and using credit cards to get through.
“It’s been quite the journey – there were so many moments we weren’t sure we were going to be able to get open. The community has been so incredible kind and supportive. Our landlords also helped us with some of the construction costs to the building – they were amazing throughout the process – very supportive and kind people.” – Julia
The couple’s beautiful daughter was born in the midst of all the chaos. She was only four months old when the doors to Luna opened (she just turned a year old a few months ago). “She’s growing up in the bakery and with our customers as this sweet extended family. It’s all been so much more than anything we could have hoped for,” says Julia. “It’s been incredibly positive. We have felt so fortunate to open our business in this town. Everyone has been so kind, gracious, and welcoming. It’s been the hardest and best time of our life – we are so grateful!”