It’s nearly Christmas, so it seems like a good time for an update. We’re over that inspection hump that was holding us up, and there’s been great progress.
The drywall is in (!!!). It looks like we ran into the holiday slump, which means most of our contractors are on vacation, including our painters. Our electrician is still working this week, putting in fixtures.
So what’s left? Painting of course, and the finishers are handling an exit ramp and our counters. The electrician will probably have fixtures left to do after Christmas, and we’ll need to put in the plumbing fixtures. Electrical and plumbing will have final inspections. Then there’s a final inspection once all construction is done. And we’ll need to set up furniture, inventory, etc.
It’s pretty likely we’ll open in early January. I’m honestly frustrated at how long it’s taken, and I know a lot of you folks are, too. I mean, we missed Christmas!
But I am not in the least bit discouraged. +1 Gaming is going to be amazing. Allie and I are putting everything into this store. We’re looking at drawing in new customers from all over, trying new kinds of games, and making our shared hobby as approachable as possible. We don’t want some quiet little shop where we can play our favorite games. We want to put gaming on the map in New Orleans.
So by all means get frustrated at all the delays, but don’t get discouraged. All this nonsense will be a distant memory before you know it, and 2011 will be the Year of the Gamer.