third place n. A place other than home or work where a person can go to relax and feel a part of the community.
Sociologist Ray Oldenburg coined the term 'third place' in his 1990 book The Great Good Place. The book celebrated the places where people can regularly go to take it easy and commune with friends, neighbors, and just whoever shows up. In a follow-up article in 2002 in the Washington Post, Stephen Hunter elaborated:
I'm not talking about winning and losing here, or races or sports or politics, but something far more important: the simple art of living your life in the real world. In that world, as someone has pointed out, all communities - and therefore all members of communities - need a "third place." It's not your home. It's not where you work. Those are the first two places. No, it's the place where you go to, um, be.
Team Mulberry is made up of extraordinary individuals who are dedicated to helping Mulberry's become Piedmont's 'Third Place'. They want to learn your name, to make you a great sandwich or an excellent latte, and to hear what you think we should be doing next at Mulberry's. They look forward to getting to know you, and you'll definitely enjoy getting to know them. We're always looking for more high quality people to join Team Mulberry, so if you love excellent food and live to make people happy, there's a link to the application below.