When asked what brought Creative Village members to Sweet Revenge to hear owner Marlo Scott speak about her journey in becoming a Restaurant & Cupcake, Beer & Wine Bar owner, one particular reason stood out with its sheer honesty:
“Well, I heard there were cupcakes and I heard there was wine.”
I hear you, sister! But aside from the promise of delectable cupcakes like the Malaysian Coconut and the signature Sweet Revenge cupcake (think Reese’s peanut butter cup in cake form and 20x better) paired with wines and beers ranging from Argentina to Germany, the group of about 15 also enjoyed the inspiring story of how Scott — owner of Sweet Revenge for four years — made her transition from the dog-eat-dog world of corporate to the cake-eating world of small business ownership.
“My goal was to just be happy and surround myself with good people,” said Scott, who was laid off from her corporate job in 2007. So, she made that the goal of her hidden West Village gem, working not just down in the office but also up on the floor, where she’d be able to meet and interact with her customers and employees. After the beginning stages of building her brand and earning regular customers from around the block, Scott has recently begun adding more food items to her menu in order to draw a larger crowd to her business.
After sampling some of Sweet Revenge’s most popular treats, the night ended with an informative Q&A with Scott, who offered advice and what to consider when trying to open your own small business. The sweet event attracted young professionals of all types of positions, including photography, talent recruitment, and copywriting.
Members concluded the night exchanging contact information for future cupcake outings and talking with Creative Village CEO & Founder Marc Scoleri and Co-Founder Shay Fu, who went behind the counter and helped dish out the goods (the pieces they didn’t sneak into their mouths, anyway).
For information on Creative Village’s future MeetUp events and more photos from our Sweet Revenge event, check out http://www.meetup.com/Creative-Village-NYC/