Saturday, October 31, 2009

We Have Walls!

It's so amazing to see the transformation since the dry wall was put up.
It looks like a real space now and not just a skeleton. I find the days are a lot less stressful than they were the last time I posted. I think this is because there aren't a lot of "big" surprises left with the construction. What's left? Painting, hanging light fixtures and installing the floors, bar and equipment. I know that sounds like a long list, but this is a great team of guys and they should have it all knocked out by Thanksgiving. I took some photos today. See below.

David, pretending to be the chef. That is our window on the back bar where delicious treats will come out of the kitchen.

The front bar (where ya'll will sit) and back bar which will be well stocked with over 35 wonderful wines and a long list of craft beers. Did I mention we have 2 beers on tap as well?

Retail area - looking towards the restrooms.

Retail check out and 6ft long cheese deli case will go here.

The insulation has been covered up and now there are walls around the windows.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bathrooms and a Little Dry Wall

Well electrical and plumbing inspections are this week. That's why you don't see the walls covered up. They have to pass inspection first. I'm crossing my fingers. Our crew is great, but nothing ever goes the way you think it will in a construction job. There are always surprises.

Here are a couple of photos from today.

Bathrooms and mop closet are framed!
Wine goes in wine goes out.

Dry wall around some of the kitchen.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Framing Has Begun!

It's so exciting to start to see where everything will actually go.

Here is the bar! I think it's around 30 feet long. Seats between 10-12.

The cheese area. The space to the left of the trash can (classy) is where our deli case will go.
It will be filled with the most decadent and delicious cheese!

More of the cheese area. The space in the back with the small pass thru window is the kitchen.

Retail area, there will also be some bathrooms in the back that aren't framed yet, because (even though we x-rayed) we ran into a pipe while drilling a hole for one of the toilets. It's always an adventure!