It's so amazing that this is happening right now! 1140p, an hour into phase 1 of the installation of a new counter. It felt so good to give that old counter a karate kick once the crew had cut it from the wall. I have never witnessed an actual work crew in here; so surreal to see plastic sheets covering furniture and uncovering parts of the floor untouched for I don't know how many years.
I mean, for those of you who have not been here for the last 3 1/2 years, this is huge! We came in here the day Sirius Coffee Co. ceased to exist, stayed up all night scrubbing and moving in our equipment and opened the next day. Not a seamless transition but nonetheless pretty close - we made it work. This is the first time any big structural changes have been made to the shop. The wood for the counter comes from a site Sandor Slager (Slager, Inc.), our designer/builder/contractor/long time customer/winner of the Murch School Auction year of free coffee/friend, is working on - old floor boards, I believe, from a property on Jenifer St. Thanks to him and his crew for making this happen.
The next phase will probably be the back wall, where the espresso machine sits, and finally the front counter. We believe it feels warmer and more inviting in here already.