So, let's talk about what happened today at Lucky's Market. Short version of the story, it was pretty awesome. Lucky's opens on January 15th and you'll be able to stop by and purchase a Peggy Jean's Pie that day...and every day thereafter. We left there feeling a bit like Sally Field at the 1985 Oscars: http://youtu.be/rl_NpdAy3WY
First, let me back up by saying that we got a full tour of the new store and it is pretty awesome. We were seriously impressed by the whole vibe they have going on in that place. In a compelling intersection of fate and kismet, they have entire walls covered in reclaimed wood. I was pretty much ready to pack up our mixing bowls and move on in adjacent to their fresh squeezed juice bar and wine tasting bar (probably closer to the wine bar, honestly).
After our full store tour, we chatted a bit with the team that is there to prep the store for opening and then we left an apple, a French silk, and a pecan pie there for the staff to sample. Right now the plan is begin stocking from opening day, including being on-site on January 15th to hand out samples to shoppers. We will stock a nine-inch pie (the 12 inch will be available at the Buttonwood retail location) AND a five-inch baby pie. The only obstacle to my plans? You guessed it.
Here's the latest on that front...it turns out that the lease space doesn't have an HVAC powerful enough for a commercial client such as ourselves. So a mechanical engineer has to swing by the space and make some recommendations about switching it out to a bigger unit. Then, maybe, MAYBE, we will be thismuch closer to getting a lease signed. That means we will need to sign a lease, get a bunch of permits (what is the correct term for multiple permits? a load? a bushel? a ton?), have Contractor Steve do all the work, get our equipment delivered, make the whole joint look super cute, AND be baking prior to January 15th. Huh. I wish I wouldn't have typed that all out because now I need a paper bag to breath in and out of, asap.
One thing at a time, right?