A reader has asked for an update on the restaurant ~ we’re still on track for an early summer opening (notice how carefully we are avoiding a specific date…). There has been progress on both the interior and exterior of the building, but it’s not quite beautiful yet – just bits are beautiful! Here are some photos I took a couple of hours ago. As you’ll notice, it’s another cloudy day here ~ in fact, it began snowing again about 10 minutes ago. I tried to panic and head for home, but the boss would not hear of it. Meanie.
Clearly, it’s already in use for private parties! (Flashback to December, I just remembered I was supposed to get a couple of those chairs for Christmas! Who had my name in the drawing? Someone’s got some ‘splainin’ to do..) The last time I was in this room, the floor was a bed of loose rocks.
I did not even notice the fireplace hiding behind the ladder on the left when I was taking this picture of the marvelous tray ceiling that’s going in! You can see it’s all taping and spackling inside this week.
A second fireplace in one of the dining rooms. It’s become a bit of a rabbit warren now, and I can’t tell you for sure yet which room is which. Chef Aaron knows, I hope!
I think I was meant to use one of those hard hats .. but at least I have plenty of hairspray working for me against hard objects falling from above.
Oops! Looks like the kitchen is last on the list for some TLC.
We’re anxious to see the stone go up on the outside of the building, and the hand-painted murals coming to life on the inside. I’ll be back with more pictures when that starts to take shape. Until then, keep an eye out for this logo around town ~ it means a really great food experience is heading your way! We’ll set a place at the table for you.
You know what this all means?? Soon you’ll be able to come for a fabulous dinner, shop a little (or a lot), spend the night in luxury – and still make it to work on time in the morning! Now that’s a quick and complete getaway.
~Janet @ The Christmas Place