we’re pseudo “in”

So, we got a fun (not so much fun, I am being facistious) delay with our city liquor board. They enjoy playing God once a month, when they actually decide to HAVE a meeting…delays at the expense of people trying to do business.

At any rate, we are IN THE SPACE!!! sort of.

We are sharing the space with the seller, since he closed up but is cleaning out his personal stuff. We won’t “close” on the business deal until the liquor license comes through, but we can be in the space that we are leasing and start our work in the kitchen and bar.

We’re running new lines from the fridges we are buying for kegs, from the kitchen to the bar. We won’t have to carry kegs from the storage to the bar. Woot!

New ventilation for the kitchen.

Um, (ugh) redoing bathrooms and adding a handicap bathroom.

refinishing floors

moving grand piano

Still hiring.

We have an amazing bar manager. He’s already working for us and always ten steps ahead.

Our head cook is training up north at J’s sister’s restaurant (we are opening a second location). The feedback from their chefs are that he’s amazing and talented and they can see why we hired him.

We’ve got three waitresses on deck and two kitchen guys aside from our head cook.

Still need more, but we still have a few months before we open. Or 6 weeks.

Staaay tuned.

So sorry for the lapses in time here.

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Good luck, I hope it all goes smooth from here on.

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  2. Yay – you gave me a “This New Place” fix! Thank you.

    Well – Congratulations! And good luck! It sounds like you guys have it all under control. I can’t imagine the mingled feelings of stress and excitement. Kind of like having a baby, only a whole lot more pre-planning involved – ha.

    Lots of prayers and warm wishes for smooth saillng these last 6 weeks. Especially with the liquor permit.

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  3. It sounds like it’s all going so well. I’m so happy for you guys!

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  4. Progress! Thats excellent!

    Yes towns/inspectors can be a pain. Always something to change or fix.

    Keep going!

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  5. I’ve been outside blogger land for months now, but it looks like congratulations are in order. Hope everything goes well with your place!

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  6. Posted by Peter Varvel on May 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Yes, as Oscar’s Tavern said, PROGRESS! That’s awesome, and congrats!
    Yay, you!

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  7. Am needing an update M! Hope all is well!

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