Mike and Bess Suarez definitely have an Austin vibe. If you've spent much time in our state's capitol, you'll know
what I mean. They exude a certain laid-back charm and creativity combined with business savvy and ambition.
Bess grew up in Athens, the daughter of prominent attorney Allen Boswell and his wife, Kim. After graduating, Bess set out for Austin where she met her soon-to-be husband.
..."We visited Central Market and Spec's all the time," said Bess," and it seemed like there was a place for a higher-brand, higher-quality, gourmet-type food and drinks in this area. We wanted to bring something with a cosmopolitan feel to town."
So they decided they would open a gourmet food, wine and beer retail store in Athens and call it "Come and Take It." ...Their Facebook page is pepped with comments such as, "Just visited Athens' newest cool place to shop," and "Everything we need all in one place. A very cool and chic Austin atmosphere."