Don’t let the office buildings fool you. Redmond is a town full of surprises. Its population of artists, musicians, poets, storytellers and dreamers has been growing steadily, and for the past two years, SoulFood Books and Cafe, 15748 Redmond Way, has had the privilege of housing a part of this growing community.
Using its stage, walls and community space, SoulFood is “shining a light on the individual and collective talents that make the Eastside unique,” said Sara Pelfrey, who co-owns the business with Clint McCune.
Through the transition of ownership over the last year, McCune and Pelfrey have been striving to keep SoulFood a space that changes with the growing needs of its diverse community. Some of these changes include an expanded menu of mostly local and organic foods, the addition of gently used books and an extra night of live, free music on Wednesday evenings.
“SoulFood is blossoming by remaining true to the spark that inspires us all — hope,” said Pelfrey.
To celebrate the past two years of community and growth, SoulFood is throwing a weekend anniversary party. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, with music by TWIRL. At 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, the neighborhood’s invited to “shine their light” with an open mic event. A community drum circle happens at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5.
Storewide sales, children’s activities and speakers will also be included throughout the weekend.
For information, call (425) 881-5309 or visit www.soulfoodbooks.com.