Finally, a date. We'll throw open the doors on Saturday, March 14. A day when, according to the weatherman, it will be cloudy and 48F. A hot cup of coffee on a day like that would be nice. We'll have it ready.
The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. Some items of note.
*The end of construction
*All permits signed off
*Certificate of Occupancy issued
*Second baker hired/started (more on the bakers very soon)
*More equipment repaired
*Almost 300 responses to online job ads
*Resumes reviewed, minds read, personalities dissected, work habits scrutinized
*Interviews scheduled and conducted
*Specialty flours delivered - we're like kids in a sandbox!
*Breads, cookies, and some pastries baked tested
*First batch of bagels baked (not good enough for sale, but still..)!
*Opening schedule planned
*First food order placed
Coming up: If you're in the area and happen by 22nd and Larimer in the first part of the week, you will see
*Signage going up. Window decals, the big "Hi*Rise", and the ubiquitous neon "OPEN"
*Boxes. And boxes. And boxes.
*Furniture being moved
*Samples being handed out. Seriously, if the door is open, poke your head in. If we have baked something recently, we'll be glad to share.