Progress!

Our plans are in to Gwinnett county for vetting and we’ve passed the fire part of the plans. YAY!

We’re getting started on actually building this place out – FINALLY!

We hope to be open for you guys in May. Send tots and pears!

We think our Sisyphean efforts have finally reached the tipping point! Once we get our momentum, the build out will go quickly.

Thanks to all of you for your support!

Teamwork makes the DREAM work! [Angela]

Update Feb 2019

Well, folks, here it is, February 2019 and we have nothing done. NADA. Sigh.

There are several reasons for this, but mostly, it was an ineffective General Contractor that was fired last week. We are currently working to get a new GC lined up and started. This will likely cost us an extra $7k for new plans that comply with what Gwinnett county wants.

As it is, we might be able to get this done by April. IF we can get the stars to align and the money holds out. Speaking of money, I’m taking a job in a kitchen to make some.

The delays have cost us dearly, but all we can do is continue to push forward. We’re past the point of no return, we’ve no choice. The opening will not be as grand as we’d liked, but we’re doing the best we can with no resources. Having people we trust burn through our money really sucks.

We appreciate all the support you guys have shown us and continue to show us. The gofundme has gotten us a kegerator and bar reach-in. Thank you!

We could use an investor if anyone feels like loaning us a few grand (like $10-20k). We are looking for a LOAN, straight up, not free money. We had someone offer us a loan then bail, so we’re back to where we were: iffy to get open. So if you or someone you know might be interested in LOANING us some startup funds, HOLLAH. We’re talking legal loan, not just handing over money with no guarantees.

Thanks to all of you who’ve got our backs! WE SEE YOU!

Teamwork makes the dream work!
[Angela]

First Day of Pub Demo

Yesterday was the first day of demo work in the Pub space! First, the wood slats that once held retail shelving are removed. This will make the next step of removing the walls splitting the three spaces easier. Ceiling tiles are also getting removed, so we can see what need to dealt with up above.

Pub Keys Pickup!

It’s been many months of work to get to this point. First, there was lining up the money, when offers were non-existent. Then, looking for a location in a market with very little available. After that, even more time negotiating the lease.

Finally, today we have the keys to our future Arcade Pub location!

Next, things start to get real interesting.

Say Hello to Kualo!

Siteground chose to run its support via robot, so we’re out. They ALSO chose to keep our money for the prepaid VPS service.

We do not recommend them for ANYTHING. Hoping the BBB complaint will at least get our $200+ back.

Kualo seems to be an excellent host so far. Let’s see how long they last! (Our average host account is 3 years before they start to suck.)