We filed the paperwork to open DRY 85 in October 2012. We received final City approval to build in July 2013. Six months later we now have one week to finish construction.
If DRY 85 is going to open this year we have to get almost entirely done by Friday. If not, we can’t field a staff, train and open before the week of Christmas.
I’ve even considered opening the week of Christmas. Or NYE. I just don’t think we can get a staff in place with the holidays to pull it off.
So, this is our week. Will our contractor deliver the space? Will our custom beer tower get fabricated and make it down from NYC? Will the rest of our equipment arrive? Will our carpenter finish the backbar/suspended ceiling/trim/decorative doors/shelving? Will we find the final members of our staff? Will our sound guy install the system? Will our artists show up this weekend to create their wall piece?
Will we make it to our tentatively scheduled Use and Occupancy inspection December 9th?
I just don’t know.
I do know one thing. I’m trying my absolute best in a situation that is clearly almost entirely out of my hands.
Here. We. Go.