Monday, December 22, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Knives Out

Sharpened and ready for tomorrow.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Prepping has begun

With Health inspection in hand we began the process of prepping everything.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Permisiion is granted to operate a...

Restaurant! We passed and received our permit from the health department. We came in just under the wire. We were putting the finishing touches on everything as the inspector was walking across the parking lot.

GC summed everything up (as only he can) "Now the real work begins." Soft opening is scheduled for monday.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Pre Opening Visit - 9 More Things

Glass for the sneeze guard was installed this morning. Health Inspector came by for a pre-opening visit this afternoon. Left with 9 things that needed to be addressed before we can get our permit and open. Inspector will be back late on friday afternoon. We have less than 24 hours to handle all 9 things or we most likely will not be permited till January. Going huddle with the GC and see if we can make it.

Friday, December 12, 2008 losing my mind

Sneeze guard is in, but alas no glass. Same company who made the mistakes with the sink that I wrote about previously decided to cut the wrong glass as well. First time I have ever asked anyone to leave a job, but felt that given their track record we were better off going with another company. We had hoped to be open already but can't without the glass. Local company is going to rush it but even with that still about a week a way.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Failed Plumbing Inspection

Down to our last inspection (not including health department) and the hope was that we would breeze right through. GC called it when he said that someone would find a reason to hold us up for a day or two. Plumbers will be back in the morning to address the inspectors concerns.

Monday, December 8, 2008

What did you think you were doing today?

Hit a little bit of a roadblock late on friday. An unamed supplier royally screwed up the dimensions of our dish sink. Unbeknownst to everyone involved he decided to make his own sink rather than the one we ordered.

In addition they showed up with no tools to break it down (so that it would fit through the door) and no crew to actually move it in. Fortunanetly the GC saved the day with both the tools and the crew. Which was no small feet considering it was Friday afternoon at 4PM. Most construction sites are a ghost town by that point.

Friday, December 5, 2008

New Menu Boards

Happy that with this location we were able to revist the menu boards and touch up the design. We used the the new website as a jumping off point. They look awesome!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A little to the left...

Another logo. We don't want you to forget where you are.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Getting it Right

Doesn't look like it would be, but hanging the blocks for our logos at the right angles and the right spacing is rather difficult. GC and crew took their time and did a great job.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


After much planning and fretting the blocks for our big logos are built, painted and stacked. Gotta get them up on the walls though, they take up a lot of valuable floor space.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hanging Signs

One of the first things we ordered when we started this project was our exterior sign. Hard to believe, but you can practically build out an entire restaurant before the various agencies approve and build our sign. Very happy to see the crane on site this morning hanging our 10 letters.