Not only has this space been a find but the landlord/owner seems like he's too good to be true. He said he would write up the lease and e-mail it to me and that we could look it over (with our lawyer) and send it back to him signed and take possession of the property on Jan 1st.
We both had heart palpitations in taking the plunge.
We can't believe it! We also scored on some amazing tables and deposited our first investment check, and the second one will be on Monday. We ordered checks this weekend, wrote our welcome newsletter, worked on the website (if you haven't checked it out you should!), and wrote a to-do list that is a full sheet of paper with teeny writing and notes in the margin. I need to re-do that actually. Even though we were trying to work Goddess into our job title we decided on "Teacher & Knife Wielder" and we love it.
Things are snowballing and it's only going to get busier and faster! So stay tuned and we will let you know what it's like to work with the city planning commission, how to buy a hood that won't break you, and how hard it is to fill out an OLCC application.