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Juniper Bar + Market + Bistro began as Juniper Events, Cody’s only full-time professional wedding and event planning service, operated by Michele Prevost.  She started from her home, later renting a small house a block off of Sheridan Avenue downtown.  As Michele’s clients kept asking for hard-to-find wines and spirits, she opened a retail store in the bohemian (i.e. “low-rent”) 2AB corridor. The 2007 move took advantage of an available county liquor license.

JWS---yummy-spanish-plate.gifJuniper focused on fine wines, premium spirits and craft beers.  Though the business had a loyal clientele, it was a bit “out of the way”.

Michele became acquainted with the SBDC in 2006 when she attended business roundtables and took a couple of local classes.  The Market Research Center assisted with some industry trend reports as well as other marketing ideas.  In early 2013, she began planning a move back downtown, possibly adding other services.

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Michele contacted Bruce Morse to learn more about specific funding options.  By summer 2014, Juniper moved back to downtown Cody and has expanded into a full bar and small-plate restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating.  This new location allows for an expanded retail inventory and the opportunity for walk-in and tourist traffic.

“Bruce helped me learn about the many options for financing our building purchase which empowered me to competitively shop for a small-business loan from a local lender with a low, 10-year fixed rate.”  Prevost said.  “This is great for long-term planning, and in stabilizing my largest monthly fixed cost.”

As a result of the move and expansion, the business now employs 4 full-time people and another 4-5 part-time folks.

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