For those who are anxiously awaiting our opening this Friday, I regret to say that target date will not be met due to circumstances beyond our control.
It’s a catch-22. Like the old saying, ‘without a target, you will hit it everytime,’ we knew we needed to give everyone on the project an opening date to work toward, but we also knew there was always the possibility it might not be met.
So we planned for July 27. Told the contractor, told the inspectors, told the Health Department, told the newspaper, told our employees, told everyone we knew. We all made plans for that date, but if you understand construction, when you rely on that many people to come together, you know how easily plans can change.
We’re frustrated a bit, but believe the wait will be worth it for you. Waiting always seems to produce anxiety, but once the waiting is over, you can put it behind you.
When my wife and I first met 20 years ago, we were so eager to get married right away, but our circumstances were such that it was a better idea to postpone marriage for two years so we could finish school and other commitments. We lived halfway across the country from each other. Email and cell phones weren’t invented yet, so we had to rely on snail mail and limit the talk time on the land line to once a week, using the “before 7am, after 11pm’ rule since the rates were the lowest then. Need I say those were two LONG years?
But now, 17 years later, we look at those two years of waiting in different light, as I’m sure we will look back on this project in the same way.
Thanks for pulling for us. Looks like we’ve been delayed about a week. Check back here for more info on our opening.