Cori has identified the illustrator and is making inquiries as to how we might reserve rights to Zoe Girl or have the illustrator design a Zoe Girl (or Girls) especially for the store. When Cori sent me the link to the illustrator's portfolio site, I was truly overwhelmed. It was as if Lisa Henderling had been drawing with Zoe in mind! Between Cori's gorgeous logos and Zoe Girl, I think we have a brand taking shape!
I'm continuing to work with the broker on the Letter of Intent for the space I mentioned a few days ago. We are working with a contractor to determine how much to request from the landlord for tenant improvements. I am approaching this with patience - if it is right, it will work out. If not, it wasn't the place for Zoe to be!