If you’ve ever been to a Kay’s Cakes location, you’ve seen the gorgeous landscaping we do. We believe that the cupcake customer experience starts the moment you see the building. We can make the best food in the world, but if you look at the place and don’t get that warm, fuzzy feeling, we’re not doing our job well enough. Having said that, our primary building is located on a hill and soil erosion is starting to affect the land. During the last heavy rainstorm, a lot of dirt slid down the hill and ran into the back of the building. That made us nervous for the safety of our business and customers, so we started researching ways to prevent soil erosion and learned about retaining walls. We contacted the retaining wall builders at Albany Concrete Contractors to install a planter wall behind the building. It’s going to be 30 feet in length and 4 feet high, made of interlocking cinder blocks. Their company is familiar with retaining wall designs, so we’re relying on their experience to choose something that will serve our needs. Construction is set to begin this Friday and should be completed by Saturday afternoon at lunch. I’ve read stories about other businesses being washed away with the torrential downpour that upstate New York sees from time to time, and I refuse to allow that happen to me. We will stay in touch with updates as it progresses.