Who hasn’t thought about it? Ditching the grind. Getting back to basics. Keeping it local. Going into to business for yourself. Maybe even with a good friend who shares your vision — and the commitment to putting in the work
Well, Melody Kratz and Leah Goodwin actually did it. Co-owners of Studio 8 at 1225 Garfield, Kratz and Goodwin are learning on the job how to meet the rigors of running their popular home furnishings and jewelry boutique, while balancing the demands of family and friendship.
I recently toured their unique south Oak Park shop, where we discussed all these issues and then some. I hope you enjoy our discussion.