A Community Supported Restaurant
January 11 | 2013
In December, we issued an invitation to help us with improvements to our building by participating in a CSR (community supported restaurant) effort. Many of you were good enough to participate, and quite few folks have asked us about our plans.
Well – I’m proud to say that we’ve taken a small step toward spiffing things up. Over Christmas we stripped the laminate tile flooring that had been in place since we opened for business at 2900 Rio in 1987, and covered the concrete floor with a spiffy epoxy coating that is modern, functional, and (I think) quite attractive. It feels like progress, and I want to thank all of the folks who’ve supported our efforts to get going on this.
Next up, we plan to build a new kitchen space adjacent to the dining room. As some of you are aware, the kitchen is presently situated in the bakery oven room. This arrangement tends to result in unhappy traffic jams on Friday evenings as the bakers try to get a jump on production for our Saturday morning farmer’s markets, and the chefs try to continue cooking meals for folks out front. We’ve also got plans to enlarge our bathrooms, and make other technical improvements necessary to comply with city codes. If there’s any bad news in all of this, it’s simply that this city is very backed up at the moment in issuing building permits. We’ve filed an application to do the work and we hope to hear back from the City in coming weeks – I’ll keep you posted.
The long and short of all this – is that this summer, we hope to apply for a license to sell beer and wine in the restaurant and the garden space adjacent to our parking lot. Anyway – there is still a lot of work in front of us. If you are interested our CSR, but did not jump in last month, you can still get a 20% discount on your TFB purchases while helping us put our plans into effect–click here to invest in dinners at 20% discount. We look forward to seeing lots of you in the shop this weekend.