Thursday, March 12, 2009
Hi team. Chili recipes & Starbucks encounters are entertaining enough, but now time for an update regarding tangible progress. (TOO) Many months have been leading up to what transpired over the course of the last week. Last Thursday we were granted a building permit (a process that was promised in 2 to 3 weeks, but actually took 3 months). Earlier this week, I FINALLY entered into a construction contract with my contractor. Not quite as painful as birthing the business plan, but it ranked for sure. This morning at 9 am we signed a scary number of papers with the loan officer from the bank, and then scurried around town looking for a notary. Weird. Simultaneously, two nice gentlemen - Luis & Omar - began demolishing the bathrooms at the building. Construction is underway, people. The contractor owes me a construction schedule tomorrow, and they're optimistic to get the job done in 8 to 10 weeks. We all know how that goes. I'm conservatively anticipating a July 1 opening. I'm guessing we'll meet somewhere in the middle. So I'm very happy to share this progress, and keep you updated on where we go from here. Enjoy these not so enjoyable photos of the building before Luis & Omar started throwing down this morning.