Wednesday, July 8, 2009
We are officially OPEN! The city has approved our space and we get a C.O. on July 8, 2009 exactly 1 year and 8 months from when we purchased the building in November 2007. It has been a long haul and we are so thankful to be here!
Richard proudly displays the first yardage woven in our new studio.
Not really a visitor... daughter Claire plays dress up in our accessories and poses at our new entrance way.
Our friend Dorothy Price, a retired clothing designer from New York gives us lots of encouragement.
My college friend Marsha Pritchard visits from Colorado. She's looking for land in Washington County. As a kitchen and bath designer, she's seen it all and is very helpful with advice about how to work with a shall-we-say difficult contractor.
Peter Harrison, a furniture designer from Galway, checks in on our progress. You can see his gorgeous pieces at http://www.lavassa.com/
Mitch and Darrell finish up the pipe railings, seems like there are miles of them. The rainy weather is not helping finish up this job!
We have a sign made up with our new "dba" name. Love the font on this and it will read well from the street.
Since code requires we have a smooth walk from sidewalk to ADA ramp, we decide to have other concrete walks as well to front entrance and from driveway
to Beekman porch entrance. More dirt piles....