Basically, everything is happening right now at the brewery and with our business. We are starting to look towards inspections, we have a fire plan happening, front of the house is getting finished, and the back of the house is starting to clear out. Among all this chaos, we are starting to question if we can really open in a mere 10 days from now. One minute we think we can and the next, well we aren’t so sure.
The biggest concern we have with getting open in time is the inspections we have to complete. I wrote about these last blog post, but essentially we expect to fail at least one, and its a matter of how much stuff we have missed, and how hard it is to complete, and then how long it takes to get the inspector back and redo the inspection.
There are also a lot of i’s to dot and t’s to cross, and given that we are so bloody tired, you question if you are going to catch them all. More importantly, are we going to miss something else that is really important. T-Shirts, growlers, growler caps (oh crap, totally forgot these), business cards, glasses, etc, etc.
So all of these things make us really wonder about opening in 10 days. I want to say yes, but at the same time, it worries me to put any sort of hard date on it. Seeing what others have gone through when they get this close, makes me think there is no way of making it. Just talk to Dave at Powell Street and he can remind you why there should be some reality mixed into things.
So officially, I hope we open as soon we can, but it may not be December 5th … it may be a little later at this point. One thing is for sure. We will let you know.