Thursday, March 26, 2015

Re-Birth! Transforming the space.........

Well Guys here we go.  The construction process begins!  What has been torn down is being built back up!  Amazing to watch this process.  Right here is where our menu board will be!  Just imagine all the great drinks that will be posted here, and the soup of the day.  Can't you just smelling it cooking.  Never mind those lights they are going away.  They don't seem to fit in the new color scheme!
So down went the bathrooms on the other side of the cafe.  And up goes the walls of the new his and hers bathrooms.  Picture your self in this soon to be lounge area.
So this space here is right next to the kitchen.  This space will be where small groups can meet.  We are planning to have a large meeting table.  Book Clubs, Writing Circles, Prayer Groups or just people wanting to gather are welcome to come here, work chill and study.  And yes we will reserve this area for you.

Progress folks!

Just this morning I learned that the Health Department has approved the plans I submitted.  I cannot believe that they were approved so fast.  I just submitted the package on Tuesday!  I do believe it has everything to do with involving them in the project from the very beginning.  The inspector was familiar with all aspects of the design.  Having her guidance, I believe helped me submit a comprehensive package with everything needed in order to move forward smoothly.  I am so excited folks.

And for you wines lovers, yes that is going well also.  I was told by the State of Ohio to call them 2 weeks before we plan to open to have them schedule their final walk through.  Could we open a whole month early?  I will keep you all posted on our progress over the next few weeks.

This journey folks is almost complete, thank you all for following the path!

Friday, March 13, 2015

And the walls come tumbling down!

So no turning back now guys (not like turning back at this point is even an option).  Demolition has begun at Third Perk!  It is very exciting and scary at the same time.  Of all the work that has gone into bringing this concept to reality there is just a long list that needs to be completed before we can serve that first cup of coffee.  We are less than 90 days away for our opening, but in terms of what needs to take place I feel like the work is never ending.  But guess what?  I AM UP FOR THE CHALLENGE!

Yesterday I had a few meetings set up in the space.  When I walked through the door this is what I was confronted with:

Are those walls coming down.  YES IT IS!!!!  Isn't it awesome!  The real work has begun and before you know it we will have you here sipping on your new favorite brews!  Third Perk Coffeehouse is well on the way guys.  I hope that you enjoy the visuals.

Yeah demolition is messy.  But you will not ever know that this happened in a few months!  Now I have talked about how the owners of the building are creating new bathrooms for the space.  Well when they began to take down the existing bathroom there was treasures in the loft above the existing bathroom.  I don't know how it held so much:
 Those tables were stored above the bath room.  Now don't be surprised if you see them resurface at Third Perk.  Recycle-Reuse-Reduce.  Go Green!

Now once upon a time there was a stage here:

Not anymore!  You are looking at the future new bathrooms.  Take a close look guys this space is going to be so cool.  I really cannot believe that this is all falling into place.  The count down is on.