Our intention for the weekend was to tackle a bunch of projects, namely the website, and to write the owner of the space we were interested in, a letter of intent. After calling the fire marshal, e-mailing the health department and consulting with a number of people, I suggest “F*** the letter of intent, let’s call him and tell him we want it!” My gorgeous partner agreed without hesitation and I called and, of course, had to leave a message. He called me back within a couple minutes and I nearly had a heart attack telling him that we indeed wanted the space, don’t give it to anyone else!
Not only has this space been a find but the landlord/owner seems like he’s too good to be true. He said he would write up the lease and e-mail it to me and that we could look it over (with our lawyer) and send it back to him signed and take possession of the property on Jan 1st.
We both had heart palpitations in taking the plunge.
We can’t believe it! We also scored on some amazing tables and deposited our first investment check, and the second one will be on Monday. We ordered checks this weekend, wrote our welcome newsletter, worked on the website (if you haven’t checked it out you should!), and wrote a to-do list that is a full sheet of paper with teeny writing and notes in the margin. I need to re-do that actually. Even though we were trying to work Goddess into our job title we decided on “Teacher & Knife Wielder” and we love it.
Things are snowballing and it’s only going to get busier and faster! So stay tuned and we will let you know what it’s like to work with the city planning commission, how to buy a hood that won’t break you, and how hard it is to fill out an OLCC application.