Category Archives: Boiler room

Breath

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 … Continue reading

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Parallel processing

We’ve hit a phase where construction rolls quickly and there’s a lot happening with relatively little interference from us. HVAC is complete. Hot water heaters got plumbed in, wires are now snaking through studs everywhere, the lighting plan is more … Continue reading

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Happened today

On every construction project, there comes a point where the design team starts to have to scramble to keep feeding the construction team enough information for them to continue working uninterrupted. We hit that point today, and fortunately, we have … Continue reading

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Structure

Construction this week has gone pretty quickly. We’ve completed just about every wall that will exist in the space – the last one is getting framed today. In effect, you can now see then entire volume of the restaurant outlined … Continue reading

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Floor!

We have a floor again! The concrete got poured today – about 100 sacks worth. Two mixers were broken in the process, so by the end of the day, the concrete was getting mixed by hand, in a wheelbarrow. Now … Continue reading

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Bottlenecks

Not a lot of visible progress yesterday. The grease trap went in, as planned, and the drains (which in fact were not quite finished) got worked on some more. A lot of shifting around of stuff in the space to … Continue reading

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Men at work

This is what the space looked like a week ago. This is what it looked like yesterday. What happened in between was basically the tale of one man, and his jackhammer. The crew has just about finished demolition, and will … Continue reading

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The man in the GladOS hoodie

This is the Mysterious Financial Professional – not to be confused with our accountant – who’s been helping us put together the business plan for Journeyman. The MFP works for a financial institution which frowns on him using his skills … Continue reading

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Variance

Campbell and I went down to Quincy yesterday to hunt yet another necessary piece of paper for the restaurant. Like all good hunts, this one took place with the sky a solid block of grey, and interminable rain blowing every … Continue reading

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A million directions

This is Len, our patron saint. I don’t remember exactly what we were discussing the night we took this photo – wine or restaurateuring, probably. Len, in addition to providing advice and occasionally dragging semi-famous winemakers to dinner, brings a … Continue reading

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