We know you’ve all grown a bit impatient as months have passed since announcing that we had finally found our new home in Inwood. We don’t blame you one bit. We’ve been pretty frustrated and have begun to grow impatient, too, to be quite honest. However, as we have learned many lessons over the past years, nothing is as simple or clear cut as one ever thinks.
But, let’s not dwell on the frustrating stuff. We have exciting news to share! Two of our three work permits (general construction & electrical/HVAC) were issued this week and construction has begun!
It seems almost unreal…except that I’m currently covered in plaster and tile dust.
These pictures may not seem terribly exciting and they’re definitely not pretty in the traditional sense of the word. But they are gorgeous to us because they show the first step in the physical construction of what will become our gorgeous new space and a place where we hope you will all come to feel as at home as we do.
So, step one is tackling the floor. It’s a big task that takes a lot of time and money. The old tile must be removed and the new flooring will be laid. Sound simple? Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that the new flooring must be level, include drains and becomes the footprint for what will be the retail and what will be the production kitchen. Not so simple after all, huh?
Now that the proverbial snowball is rolling, we hope you’ll keep watch as it becomes a jolly snowman bringing joy to all!
And that third work permit (plumbing)? It should be issued early next week so we’ll be hitting on all cylinders!
That’s right! After searching high and low for the perfect space to hang our proverbial chef’s hats, we found it! It’s taken two years, but we have signed a lease on an amazing space that will not only allow us to maintain our current level of business, but expand and grow exponentially.
Where is this amazing space located? Inwood, baby! We’re proud to call the tip of Manhattan home! Never visited the neighborhood? Why not?
Easily reached via public transportation, our new home is located just 3 short blocks from either the Dyckman Street A or 1 train stations. It is also 2 blocks from the M100 and Bx7 buses.
We have a lot of hard work ahead as the space has been vacant for many years, is a vanilla box, and we must do a complete build out. But, we’re super stoked about finally having a home of our very own!
Check back often as we’re going to post the progress here. You’ll be able to watch the construction, get sneak peaks of the shiny new equipment and be the first to know when we announce our official opening date!