Stomping Grounds Coffee & Cakery offers welcoming atmosphere

BY GABRIELLE BUDDER
Former Intern
09/23/2019 09:00 AM
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Specialties are listed at Stomping Grounds Coffee & Cakery, which is at 1731 Highway 59 S. in Stilwell. GABRIELLE BUDDER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
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Shown is the Stomping Grounds Coffee & Cakery lobby and customer art wall. Lisa Bailey, how is married to a Cherokee Nation citizen, owns the eatery in Stilwell. GABRIELLE BUDDER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
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Lisa Bailey, left, Chrystal Winkworth and Stephanie Grigsby stand next to Stomping Grounds Coffee & Cakery sign in Stilwell. GABRIELLE BUDDER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
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Stephanie Grigsby, left, Chrystal Winkworth and Stomping Grounds Coffee & Cakery owner Lisa Bailey stand at the businesses’ entrance. The shop started from seed money saved with time and with investments from Bailey’s family and friends. Bailey is married to a Cherokee Nation citizen. GABRIELLE BUDDER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
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Coffees and specialty drinks are available at Stomping Grounds Coffee & Cakery in Stilwell. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
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Stomping Grounds Coffee & Cakery in Stilwell offers a variety of fresh desserts and baked goods such as cookies, cupcakes, brownies and more. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
STILWELL – At Stomping Grounds Coffee & Cakery, coffee and friends make the perfect blend.

“When I first came here, I asked where all the coffee was, and all I was told was that there wasn’t any,” Lisa Bailey, Stomping Grounds Coffee & Cakery owner, said. “I actually said, ‘we’re going to fix that.’”

In April 2017, the business opened its doors. It started from seed money saved and with investments from Bailey’s family and friends. However, before the opening, Bailey found that there was no drainage system functioning in the eatery. The discovery was going to put its opening back two months. When the residents realized that drainage system had taken up the starting money, they pitched in and helped Bailey open.

Ever since, Bailey, who is married to a Cherokee Nation citizen, has tried to bring the community good coffee in a place that feels like home.

“I want you to feel comfortable, not like you’re visiting a business, but like you’re meeting with family,” she said.

Everything within the shop was built from the ground up. And keeping within the spirit of ingenuity, Bailey helps local artists by displaying their works. Customers also bring in their artwork or things that reminded them of the eatery. To show her appreciation, Bailey gives them a discount and a forever home for their art on her wall.

Local crafts and local products are also important to the Stomping Grounds crew.

“We make 95 percent of everything here in the store. I didn’t milk the cow, but I was in on the roast. All of our syrups were made from scratch, and we make the cream here. We try to keep everything as close to raw as possible since it’s more healthy,” Bailey said.

From the art to coffee, the shop expresses its personality in everything. The top two coffee flavors for the shop are Jewel and Jinx, named after customers who frequent it. Jinx constantly came in to buy his wife, Jewel, a coffee every morning, and then other customers would come in and ask for whatever she was getting. The shop held a survey for the best coffee, and with more than 100 entries Jewel’s drink won.

Stomping Grounds also has special sales. Customer Appreciation Day occurs twice a year, first in April for its anniversary and then six months later in October. Bailey also posts occasional flash sales on Facebook. Flash sales are rapid half-off sales on extra products. Many of the products go fast, so Bailey encourages to keep an eye out for her social media posts.

Hours are 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday and 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more information, call 918-797-8147 or follow the business on Facebook.
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STILWELL – ᎾᎿ ᎤᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᏗ ᎪᏢᏒ ᎧᏫ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏂᎦᎾᏍᏗ, ᎧᏫ ᎠᎴ ᏧᎾᎵᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎧᎵᏬᎯ ᏚᎾᏙᎵᏨᎢ.

“ᎾᏍᏳᏃ ᎢᎬᏱ ᏣᎩᎷᏨ, ᎠᏆᏓᏛᏛᏅ ᎾᎿ ᎤᏂᎲᎢ ᎧᏫ, ᎬᎩᏃᎯᏎᎸ Ꮭ ᎢᎸᏢᎢ ᎤᎾᏛᏅᎢ,” Lisa Bailey, ᎤᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᏗ ᎪᏢᏒ ᎧᏫ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏂᎦᎾᏍᏗ ᏗᎦᎾᏗᏅᏗ ᎤᏬᏢᎯ, ᎤᏛᏅ. “ᎯᎠ ᎾᎩᏪᏒ, ᎣᏍᏓ ᏂᏓᏲᏨᏁᎵ ᎾᏍᎩ.”

ᎾᎿ ᎫᏬᏂ 2017, ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏓᎾᏅ ᎤᎵᏍᏚᎢᏒᎢ ᎤᏂᎾᏕᏒᎲᏍᏗᎢ. ᎤᏓᎴᏅᎲ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᎦᏔᏮ ᎠᏕᎳ ᎠᎵᏏᏅᏔᏅ ᎠᎴ ᎦᏲᏟ ᎣᎩᏂᏍᏆᏂᎪᏛ ᏂᏓᏳᏓᎴᏅ Bailey’s ᏏᏓᏁᎸ ᎠᎴ ᏧᎵᎢ. ᏯᏛᎾ, Ꮟ ᎾᎵᏍᏚᎢᏍᎬᎾ ᏥᎨᏒ, Bailey ᎤᏩᏛᎲ ᎾᎿ ᎢᎸᏢ ᏄᏙᏢᏒᎾ ᎨᏒ ᎠᎹ ᏭᏤᏬᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏧᎾᎵᏍᏓᏴᏗ. ᎾᏍᎩᎾ ᎠᏕᎶᏒ ᏃᏊ ᎤᎵᏍᏚᎢᏍᏗ ᎠᏎ ᏔᎵ ᎢᏳᎾᏙᏓᏆᏍᏗ ᎢᏴ ᎣᏂ ᏛᎵᏍᏚᎢᏏ ᎤᏛᏅᎢ. ᎾᎥ ᏗᏂᏂᏁᎸ ᎤᎾᏕᎶᎰᏒ ᎾᎿ ᎠᎹ ᎤᏤᏬᏍᏗ ᏄᏍᏛᎾ ᎨᏒᎢ ᎤᎾᎴᏅᎲ ᎠᏕᎳ ᎠᏂᏟᏏᏍᎬᎢ, ᎤᎾᎵᏍᎪᎸᏔᏅ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏂᏍᏕᎸᎲ Bailey ᎤᏍᏚᎢᏍᏗ ᎧᏫ ᎤᎾᏗᏔᏍᏗᎢ.

ᏂᏓᎬᏩᏓᎴᏅᏓ, Bailey, ᎾᎿ ᏕᎨᎦᏨᏍᏔᏅ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎨᎳ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏁᎸᏗᏍᎪ ᎤᏅᏦᎯᏍᏗ ᎣᏍᏓ ᎧᏫ ᎾᎿ ᎣᏍᏓ ᎠᏓᏅᏓᏗᏍᏗ ᎤᏠᏯ ᎣᏪᏅᏒ ᏥᎨᏐᎢ.

“ᎠᏆᏚᎵᏃ ᎣᏍᏗ ᏣᏓᏅᏓᏗᏍᏗ ᏱᏣᏴᏟᏞ, Ꮭ Ꮎ ᎢᎸᏢ ᏨᏓᏩᏛᎯᏙᎰᎢ ᎤᏠᏯ, ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ.

ᏂᎦᏓ ᎠᎭᏂ ᎤᏙᏢᏒ ᏲᎬᏁᎸᎢ. ᎠᎴ ᎣᎬᏌ ᎣᏣᏓᏅᏖᏍᎬ ᎢᏲᎦᏛᏗ ᏃᎦᏛᏁᎸᎢ, Bailey ᎣᎩᏍᏕᎵᏍᎪ ᎾᎿ ᏗᎾᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅᎲᏍᎩ ᎤᏃᏢᏅᏅ ᎠᏝᏅᏍᎪᎢ. ᎠᎾᏓᎾᏁᏒᎲᏍᎩ ᎠᏂᏲᎯᎰ ᎤᏃᏢᏅᏅ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏱᏓᏙᎵᎦ ᎠᎭᏂ ᎠᎵᏍᏓᏴᏗᎢ. ᎠᎾᎵᎮᎵᎬ, Bailey ᎢᎪᎰᏅᏗᏍᎪ ᏧᎬᏩᎶᏗ ᏃᏊᏃ ᎣᎩᎰᏉ ᎤᏃᏢᏅᏅᎢ.

ᎾᎥᎢ ᎠᏁᎯ ᎠᏃᏢᏅᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᎵᏍᎨᏓ ᎠᎭᏂ ᎾᎿ ᎤᎾᎵᏍᎨᏍᏗᎢ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᏒᎢ.

“ᎣᏦᏢᏍᎪ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏎ 95 percent ᏂᎦᎥ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᎠᎭᏂ ᎠᏓᎾᏅᎢ. ᏝᏃ ᎠᏯ ᏱᏥᏁᎩᎡᎰ ᏩᎦ, ᎠᏎᏃ ᏩᎦ ᎭᏫᏯ ᏳᏅᏂᏍᏔᎾ ᎩᎳ. ᏂᎦᏓ ᏩᏚᎵᏏ ᎣᎬᏌ ᎣᏦᏢᏍᎪᎢ, ᎠᎴ ᎤᎦᏗᏢᏓ ᎾᏍᏊ. ᎣᏣᏁᎶᏗᏍᎪ ᏂᎦᎥ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᎣᎬᏌ ᎣᎪᏢᏗ ᎤᎪᏓᏃ ᏓᏤᏟ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬ Bailey.

ᏂᏛᏓᎴᏂᏍᎩ ᎧᏫ ᎪᏢᏗ, ᎣᎪᏢᏒ ᎠᎭᏂ ᏂᎦᏓ ᏄᏍᏗᏓᏅ ᏂᎦᎥᎢ. ᎾᏍᎩ ᏔᎵ ᎢᏧᏓᎴᎢ ᎧᏫ ᏚᎵᏨᎢ ᎾᎿ ᎠᎭᏂ ᎾᏍᎦ ᎯᎠ Jewel ᎠᎴ Jinx, ᏗᎪᏍᏔᏅ ᎤᏂᏩᏍᎩ ᎧᏫ ᏂᎪᎯᎸᎢ. Jinx ᏂᎪᎯᎸᏊ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᏌᎾᎴ ᎠᏴᏟᎯᎰ ᎤᏩᏍᎪ ᎧᏫ ᎤᏍᏓᏴᎲᏍᎩ ᎤᏗᏔᏍᏗ, Jewel ᏧᏙᎩᏓ, ᎧᏫ ᏂᎪᎯᎸ ᏌᎾᎴᎢ, ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᏐᎢ ᎤᏂᏩᏍᎩ ᎠᏂᎷᎪᎢ ᎠᎾᏛᏛᎲᏍᎪ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᎦᏁᎩᏍᎬᎢ. ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎤᏃᏢᎯ ᎤᏂᎪᎵᏰᎥᎾᏍᎩ ᏫᏓᏤᏢ ᎧᏫ, ᎠᎴ ᎤᎶᏒᏍᏓ 100 ᏗᎪᏪᎵ ᏚᎷᏨᎢ Jewel ᎠᏗᏔᏍᏗ ᎤᏓᏒᏅᎢ.

ᎤᎾᎵᏍᎩᏍᏗ ᎤᏁᏓᏍᏗ ᎾᏍᏊ ᎤᏤᎵᏛ ᎤᏂᏍᎪᎸᏙᎢ. ᎤᏂᏩᏍᎩ ᏧᎾᎵᎮᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎠᏍᏆᎵᏍᎪ ᏔᎵ ᎢᏳᏩᎪᏗ ᏑᏕᏘᏴᏓ, ᎢᏴᏱ ᎫᏬᏂ ᎧᎸ ᎤᏕᏘᏱᏍᎬᎢ ᏃᎴ ᏑᏓᎵ ᎢᏯᏅᏓ ᎾᎿ ᏚᏂᏃᏗ ᎧᎸᎢ. Bailey ᎾᏍᏊ ᎤᏬᏪᎶ ᎢᏴᏓᎭ ᎤᏟᏍᏗ ᎦᎾᏕᎪ ᎾᎿ ᎤᎧᏛᎪᏪᎵ.

ᎤᏟᏍᏗ ᎦᎾᏗᏅᏓ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏰᏟ ᎠᏞᏗ ᎨᏐ ᎾᎿ ᎤᎪᏛ ᎤᏂᎿᎥᎢ. ᎤᎪᏓ ᎤᏂᎿᎥ ᎤᏟᏍᏗ ᎠᏂᎾᏕᎪᎢ, ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏕᎦᏂᎵᏕᎰ ᏂᎪᎯᎸ ᎤᎾᎦᏎᏍᏙᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏚᏂᏃᏣᏢᎢ.

ᎯᎠ ᏓᏟᎢᎵᏏ ᎠᏍᏚᎢᏓ ᎯᏍᎩ ᎠᏰᏟ ᏌᎾᎴ ᎾᎿ ᏦᎢ ᎢᏳᏩᏂᎸ ᏒᎦᏱᏯ ᎢᎪᎯᏓ. ᏙᏓᏬᏂ ᎠᎴᏂᏍᎦ ᏧᏅᎩᎶᏍᏗ ᎢᎪᎯᏓ ᎠᎴ 5:30
ᎠᎴᏂᏍᎩ ᏌᎾᎴ ᎾᎿ ᏔᎵ ᎢᎪᎯᏓ ᏒᎯᏱᏯ ᎢᎪᎯᏓ ᏙᏓᏈᏕᎾ.

ᎤᎪᏛ ᏱᏣᏚᎵ ᏣᏕᎶᎰᎯᏍᏗ, Call 918-797-8147 ᎠᎴ ᏣᏍᏓᏩᏛᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏚᎾᏓᎾᏅ ᎾᎿ ᎤᎧᏛᎪᏪᎵ.

– TRANSLATED BY ANNA SIXKILLER

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