Brookhaven Patch News

Writer Laura Haas from the Patch wrote an article about our soon to open restaurant. Thank you Laura!

http://brookhaven.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/former-reality-tv-contestant-opening-restaurant-in-chamblee

Our Ceiling is installed

It took over 6 hours but the two guys installing the dry wall on the ceiling finished.

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Now it is starting to feel like a dinning room.

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Things are going along without any problems and I like it that way.

Our Bar is installed at Union Hill Kitchen

I do hope the residents of Chamblee Ga, enjoy a good wine or hand crafted cocktail. Our bar had been installed and I have been experimenting with cocktail recipes for the past several months.

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We decided to use a stain paint on the newly built bar. My father said he wanted to help and was excited to pick up a brush. He is 84 years old. He is doesn’t drink but I appreciated the time I spent with him putting the first coat of stain paint on the bar.

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Union Hill Kitchen’s 50% approval inspection passed.

I’ve been nervous about having the city inspectors come by and inspect the wall, electric and plumbing “rough in”. We passed without my issues.

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Our ceilings are installed on the kitchen and and after seven months of darkness and no lights – we finally have light in our kitchen.

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I feel accomplished at this moment. To the point that today I am going to relax.

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Now the walls are up and they need to be tapped and mudded before the primer and paint goes on the walls.

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A break from work: laughing with Tony Tripole

This past week I went to a benefit at Blake’s on the Park in Atlanta and met Tony Tripoli. He is one of the stars of “Joan & Melissa: Joan knows best?” He is a funny comedian and one of the writers for E Television’s hit show “Fashion Police”.

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My mother and father were with me and they had a blast. Tony Tripole was funny and I was amazed at the mastery he had over his craft.

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With all the work I have been doing trying to open the restaurant, menu design, costing of items, finalizing interior design ideas – it was nice to have a chuckle with my parents.

Flower bins are painted

A few weeks ago we planted these containers that we purchased from the Feed Store. It provides a nice pause point visually while sitting in the bar.

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Now we’ve painted the with an ecru oil paint to blend in with the building.

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Once the flowers bloom they will be the perfect greeting for my clients.