I am sure you have heard the saying "Over promise, Under deliver".
On the one hand, I feel that I have done that to all of you, but then I have to keep reminding myself that it hasn't been my fault. That is hard for me to do. It is my dream, my project, I am the one responsible for all the delays. That is how my mind works!!
On the other hand, I keep telling myself "What can you do?" and just laugh (and sometime cry). Well, last week, I had enough and started to get more in the face of my contractors. Of course, their hands have been tied, but at the end of the day, I just want the job done.
That day is upon us!! I have never seen so much going on in the restaurant this week that one of the workers said to me (before I walked in Monday), "You might have a heart attack when you see all the guys in there!" He was right! My heart stopped, but for a second. It kicked started right after, as I knew that things were going to get done and I will be able to bring this dream of mine to fruition.
So, now only good news will be posted going forward! Here is what has been happening since I last posted.
The new Eversys E4 Coffee Machine has finally been installed. It is going to be a big feature of the restaurant. The main line in the coffee bar has been set up. Next up is installation of the dishwasher and cooler (slated for Tuesday).
The new prep table and sink have been installed and the remaining kitchen equipment will be installed once all of the HVAC has been finished. That has been the biggest delay for us and luckily the guys have been in all week and are just about done. Basically, without that being finished, nothing else could be worked on.
Lighting is complete with a couple minor adjustments to be made. We turned on the new LED lights in the coffee bar and I almost went blind! Way too bright! We need to add a new dimmer switch which could take a couple days (minor fix).
Next up is painters need to come in and do the touch ups and then I will be brining in furniture and kitchen equipment. This should be in by end of next week.
Now, I am still not going to post a definitive opening date, as I hate being disappointed when it misses, but I will have it finalized by middle of next week and will be posting it on the website. It is so close, I can taste it.
I have to give a huge shout out to my staff. This group of people have stuck with me throughout all of this and have been loyal and dedicated. I am so grateful to all of them and they are going to make your experience at The Cave one of the best you have ever had!!
So, that is all for now. I will be posting more pics as they come available, so keep an eye out.
Thanks again for all the support and well wishes. I cannot do this without all of you!