Saturday, September 09, 2006

Updated build-out progress

Well this process is coming along but its still frustrating because I wanted to be so much farther along on the inside build-out than I am right now. There is just so many things to get done in addition to the construction........trying to get it all done by myself with the help of Bo is taking a lot slower than I thought. Thats the reason I have not announced an opening date yet because I want to have the confidence of knowing that we can open when I say it will be open. I have postponed the opening day 5 different times since I signed the lease in July. At any rate......I feel like I'll be able to announce the date later this week and hopefully it should be in the 3-4 week range. I've got to get this thing open is going out the door like a dadgum vacuum and I've got to get open to generate some cash flow to offset everything. The other picture is Tracy Jarrell with my little boy Wyatt. Ole' "Double-Barrell" got Wyatt a Poo-Bear for him to wrestle with......Wyatt loved it! Bo and I should be finished with our part of the construction by Monday. The kitchen cleaners are coming Tuesday to clean that kitchen out (which is a di-saster!) and we'll start the install of the landscaping on Tuesday. Also, Jason at SignGraphix is coming Tuesday to install the signs and later that night is my variance meeting with the city of Nolensville for the construction request on the side of the building.


King Drew of the Appalachains said...

Who's bigger? Pooh or Pete? Call me if you need a hand.


m.a. said...

OH MY GOODNESS! That is the cutest little boy I have EVER seen! He must have cute parents...

oh and the restaurant looks good, too!

jen mayberry said...

DON'T you wear a STITCH of......

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