A shot at Grayt-ness: Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet opens with unique concept

Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 04:44 PM.

"For a couple of years, I have toyed with the idea of wanting to recreate here the old Bee Hive artist colony that is in Paris ," said Carla. "The artists had apartments there and would meet and share their artwork, and it had a soup kitchen."

Carla shared her vision with her friend Cheri Peebles, who owned and operated the Grayt Coffee House, just down the road.

"I told her if anything changed in her situation, we should do this," Carla said.

On May 3, Carla's vision came to fruition and reopened as Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet — a collaborative effort of various artistic talents.

Rock Hard's Custom Designed Jewelry is still there, but in a more condensed space to the right of the main entrance.

Front and center at the entrance now is a combination art gallery/bakery/coffee shop operated by Peebles.

The bakery offers cookies, croissants, and more, freshly baked by the in-house pastry chef daily that can be enjoyed with fair-trade locally-roasted organic coffees and lattes. Peebles also offers catering.

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