April 7th, 2016

Love at First Sight?

by Nikki Owens



Only for Fountain Square. Matt and Maggie Novak chose Fountain Square as home base for a number of reasons, but mostly because it’s a little rough around the edges. It reminds them of how we are as people. M&M met in 2014. Their paths crossed several times, but they didn’t really get to know each other until Matt moved from Bloomington and nabbed a job at the local coffee shop Calvin Fletcher’s where Maggie was a frequent customer. Once they started chatting, they began dating, got engaged and married that same year!

Maggie had fallen in love with Fountain Square in 2011 when she began volunteering at the Southeast Neighborhood School of Excellence (SENSE) and when she married Matt, they knew they wanted to be in a place where the sense of community and togetherness permeates from the people. I asked them what their favorite thing to do as a couple was and the first thing that came to mind was their rescue pup, “Moka,” leaving them to wonder if they are training her or the pup is actually training them! Some fun things to know about these two are that Matt is a musician who write and plays music under the name of Ray Wyatt and Maggie is a voracious reader. I asked them to describe the community of Fountain Square in one word and they both chose “home.” Home is truly where the heart is.