Lindsey Scannapieco, the brains behind BOK, talks about women’s intuition and why millennials matter.
First job: “During high school, I worked at C’est La Vie bakery in New Hope.” Greatest accomplishment: “Opening a bar in 30 days. It was wild! But seeing BOK evolve every day, with each new tenant, into its own small-business community feels like a growing accomplishment.” Words to live by: “I believe in hard work, but I also believe strongly in fate. There is a word in Turkish, kismet, which basically means that things happen for a reason. Every setback, opportunity, and turn is a part of life’s bizarre destiny.” Morning routine: “I listen to podcasts while I get dressed, with my rescue pup, Elwin, lounging nearby. I live within a few blocks of BOK, so it’s either a short walk or bike ride into the office. I love walking; it is my meditation.” Guilty pleasure: “Karaoke. Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar is my favorite on Fridays.” Women in the workplace: “We have a lot of female employees. Everyone talks about real estate as being about construction or financing, but it’s really about people. Are you creating an environment that people want to live, work, or play in? I think having women’s intuition helps.” The millennial movement: “We are making things happen because we are curious, courageous, and probably a bit naïve. Being young and a bit fearless can also help make new things happen.” What’s next: “BOK Bar will reopen around Memorial Day. We held a furniture design competition this year, so there will be some really wild, interesting new additions. We are also starting to book weddings.” Me in three words: “Curious. Conscientious. Curly.” Get social: @Bok_bar
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