When Wayde & I got married and were looking for a place to live, we were immediately drawn to the Drake Area of Des Moines; largely because we fell in love with a little place that served great coffee. Our first home was located 2 blocks from the cafe and we spent many nights that first year walking, biking, or unicycling to Mars for impromptu date nights or Scented Vinyl.
I also got to know a great deal of the customers, who all seemed to be on the verge of something big. If only there was a way to measure the amount of business & productivity that the cafe helped generate...
Mars was one of the first places we took Ruby as we were learning the ropes of hauling around a new baby with us everywhere. I really hoped that she would be able to work at the cafe one day. And who knows what kind of new businesses & coffee shops will grow in Des Moines over the next 20 years...?? WE ARE HOPEFUL. But for now, we are a little heartbroken.
Thank you Mars Cafe for the atmosphere, the memories, and the darn good espresso. Des Moines will be less without you...xx