Thanks for your input. I value it as always.
I may have been unclear. We actually already have a building. I've been blessed with a unique opportunity, in that some friends of mine recently bought a building on Main St, and they are letting us set up shop on the first floor.
I've been working vigorously on creating community, mainly online, and I've had many express interest. I'm close to having ten people who have said they are on board and will sign up as soon as we launch. Obviously we cannot count those chickens until they sign contracts, but I feel like it's a big positive.
We have a Facebook page where there's been a lot of going back and forth, and I've been speaking directly to the people I view as my core on a regular basis. I've met with a couple and have more physical meetings scheduled for next week.
The plan is to get the space a little more ready to be seen (Paint, other minor renovations), and then in a week or two, we will have an interest meeting at the location and invite the entire community to visit, see/hear what we're about, and to be able to buy in.
I'm not in any way in favor of forgoing the creation and cultivating of the community and core members. In fact, I've been working very hard on that.
Coming up with a name is, in my opinion, now not a luxury. It will actually be very necessary soon, as we have our location and may be launching in a month or two.
Again, I appreciate all your input, and I'm listening, I promise.