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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Flight Set-ups for @hawksbillbrew

We've got most of the work set in motion now for Hawksbill Brewing Company:  our construction contractors are lined up, and some have begun their work, with others still to come; the equipment has been ordered and will be delivered installed soon; and finally, our license paperwork is filed and that process is underway.

In the meantime, I have been watching for restaurant closings for opportunities to pick up gently used stuff in good condition that we can use when we open.  We've bought some bar stools from the Alexandria Teaism when they closed, and with mixed feelings, I learned about Hard Times in Clarendon closing last month.

I used to work in that neighborhood, and in fact had a crazy view of Hard Times, seen in this blog post.  I bet that we went there at least once a month for a coney dog, four-way, or even happy hour.  So, I was sad to hear the news.

I did scour rasmus.com to see if there might be something we could use.  We opted out of furniture, and after some discussion with David and Kevin we decided against handwashing sinks and taps - we've arranged for them already and we'd have to store them in the meantime, so it's not likely we'd get much of a savings.

One thing we were interested in and pulled the trigger on were these flight set-ups.  They were in good condition, unopened boxes, and there were 60 of them.  There are not enough glasses for the whole set up, but they are a standard item and will be easy enough to get when we figure out how many we should keep on hand.

It's still a while before we open, but I decided I wanted to try them out with some of the beers I had on hand - you'll see them in the photo with this post.

Maybe it's not much of a progress report, but every little step in the right direction is good.  So we've got that going for us!

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