Lots of little things getting done in anticipation of opening our doors for good! Fire inspection last week answered one of our questions...where does the fire department want the extinguishers? So they're up and that's another condition satisfied.
We're being proactive with the echos in the new room. All of those beautiful grape pictures are very cool for several reasons. First of all, they are all our grapes thanks to the photography skills of Roger Paige (@focusedtraveler). Secondly, we mounted them on acoustical panels so they are also functional helping to cut down on the sound bouncing around on our bare surfaces. We have more to hang and more to order. Come see all of the beautiful pictures!
That's right, in front of the windows and our view is our first bar. We're keeping the barrel and wood bar look going forward, just cleaned the look up and made them pretty. The redwood is really a nice touch. The bar is already a natural magnet to all that venture in to see the new tasting room's progress.
This week it's all about the progress in the all important deli!! The view is not too shabby from the deli too. Ecolab is setting us up with all the necessary cleaning apparatuses. We have all of the required sinks operational. The refrigerators and freezes and deli cases are all in place. Just a couple of fire extinguishers and a couple of inspections to go. Enjoy the pictures and soon we can all enjoy the tasting menu :)
The fireplace is finally done and I can't wait to start my first fire in it (but I will wait until I can). When you have had porto-potties for 6 years it makes perfect sense to show off the new Ladies and Gentlemen bathrooms at Cougar. They are adding the final touches as you can see by the pictures. And then there is the deli area...tile is done and all of the sinks are ready for the plumber to hook them all up. Looking forward to my next week's progress, I think I can see the finish line!
Floors are done including our ultra cool logo in front of the fireplace! A little peak at our beautiful front doors. Hoping that the rain stays away so we can do more outside. So far the forecast looks favorable this coming week!