It has been a long slog. But the time is getting short, thank goodness. With the exception of plumbing the coffee equipment, the general contractor is finished. The bookcases are complete and half of them have been delivered. All that remains is to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy and the health inspection.
I’m still planning on a Wednesday, April 7, opening. But it will be a close run thing. Here are some pictures of the work in progress.
This is how it looked after I spent the weekend cleaning and waxing the floor. In and of itself not a bad job if you have the right equipment. However my sponge mop was really a foot too short for my height. Ibopropen is my friend.
These are the bookcases I designed. They were build by Joel Risbari, a local carpenter who did a wonderful job for me. There will 45 to 50 in the store.
This gives you a general idea of how the store will be initially arranged. There will be a park bench in front of each window.
This view makes it easy to see how the bottom shelf is kicked out to make it easier to read the titles on the bottom.
My command post!
Complete with a full service of that elixir that runs American business – Coffee!
I look forward to meeting all of you right here!