It’s hard to believe how much has happened in the last week, and how much is coming together all of a sudden.
Two days after clearing several hundred gallons of water out of the building, we flew to Riga to get the visas needed to make this project happen. Visas were gotten, we got back on Tuesday, and have not stopped for breath since.
Equipment is coming, walls are up, there’s another city hearing (for permission to hang a shingle) on Thursday, and there are a million shipments and purchases to keep track of – fabric, placemats, sheet pans, library ladders, black pipe, cabinets, clamps, paint, dish racks, etc.etc.etc.
We’re well into finish work now, and had a horde of wonderful volunteers in the space yesterday, painting, re-glazing the window, sanding, and otherwise doing all kinds of things that need to be done and can be done by just about anyone. The market was going, it was a beautiful day, and people kept stopping by our open door to wish us well. To all of you who said hi, thanks for taking the time to do so – we can’t wait to feed you.
Whisper it softly, but opening is in sight.
The photos (by Johanna Bobrow), have nothing to do with the restaurant, except that they were shot from the nearby junction of Washington and Somerville Ave, and are beautiful. I think they capture our present mood rather well.