Julie Wellman was born and raised in the Twin Cities and has been working at small, independent businesses since she was a teenager. Julie did everything from restoring old boats, to waiting tables to binding books and picking for vintage shops before she bought the acclaimed Minneapolis record store Hymie’s in 1999. Julie owned and operated Hymie’s for a decade. She cultivated a cool and encyclopedic collection of music, a dedicated following and created an amazing atmosphere, with a record for everybody from the most hard-core collector to a teenager buying their first Beatles record.
Julie worked hard, and decided to sell her record biz in 2009, ready for a new adventure. Later that year, she began as a bulk buyer for The Seward Co-op in Minneapolis. It was around that time that Julie met Alissa Barthel, became friends and began to help Alissa do raw cuisine demos at The Seward. Julie has held a lifelong interest in good food, different cuisines and healthy eating, but allergies and autoimmune issues have limited her menu since her early twenties. In her quest for finding excitement and deliciousness within certain dietary parameters, she and Alissa bonded over sharing and creating yummy dishes. At the time, Alissa was developing her nut cheese recipe , and distributing it in small batches to a few high profile stores, friends, and customers at local farmers markets. The pair decided to combine Julie’s small business acumen and Alissa’s culinary vision and go for the gusto.
The rest is Punk Rawk History……..