A Long Time Ago in a Small Town Square (pretty close to home)

Ever have the feeling that Sand People are invading?

Sand People!?

Sand People!?

Sand People!

Sand People!

And then you realize that it's just because you have been working on a construction project for two years and all the construction dust in starting to make your eyes blur?

Maybe it's just us. At least chocolate is a good antidote to construction fever.

The top picture is actually one of the construction team finishing up some dry wall at the rear of the building. From around the corner, we couldn't help but see the Sand People coming!

Things are really coming along, but we are a little behind. Yes we are still moving. No, we don't know exactly when. Right now we expect September sometime, but that may shift a few weeks as we finish the final details. 

And what details they are~

Our New Event Space looking all sexylike. We need a good name. Maybe "Chocolate Observatory" or "Cocoa Bean Overlook". Ha.

Our New Event Space looking all sexylike. We need a good name. Maybe "Chocolate Observatory" or "Cocoa Bean Overlook". Ha.

Look at the subway tile! It's beautiful!

Look at the subway tile! It's beautiful!

The top two levels are looking great. The floors are in. The event space is basically done and about all that's left on the first level is to install the bar (okay, maybe we need, like, an outside door or something too). But look at the wood, brick and all the light!

And the elevator is done! (for the escape scene from the GOVERNMENT PERMITS OFFICE)

Quick, to the escape hatch! (pew pew) Come on compressor R2D2!

Quick, to the escape hatch! (pew pew) Come on compressor R2D2!

And, and, finally the speakeasy is taking shape!

Green.

Green.

As much as we like green, that's actually mildew resistant drywall. It's still waiting for all it's 20s style paint and dressings. Maybe a new 'do. We'll see.

Mary and Sara were working in the new chocolate kitchen (eep!). Not on chocolate quite yet.

Feels like this should be a companion to American Gothic

Feels like this should be a companion to American Gothic

Chocolate Maker and Guy With Pitchfork (for cocoa beans)

Chocolate Maker and Guy With Pitchfork (for cocoa beans)

But they were working on stain!

Trying to tease out the subtle differences

Trying to tease out the subtle differences

Things have accelerated a lot over the past few weeks. It's just a matter of a few inspections (for now) and then the final beautifying touches. Everyone is working hard and it's all coming together!

In the mean time, if you see us on the street or in the cafe staring at a computer and then we start talking about thermal exhaust ports for the reactor core, know we really mean that the AC needs to keep all the chocolate cool in the new kitchen. And we aren't seeing Wookiees all around us. Probably.

~Ethereal

Mary, Michael & Sara

Michael Ervin