The market has a summertime, beachy, nautical vibe to it. For lack of a better term - shabby chic. Not exactly what we are going for here at Revival so there is a lot of inventory analysis that has to be attended to. Not to mention space constraints.
Some things fell out naturally. Scott managed to snag a lot of old wooden windows at auction for us to create some customized wall art.
We set up the tents on Thursday and immediately realized that our space was was going to be horizontally challenged. (It sloped back and to the right.) Probably not the best spot for shelves of glass mason jars.
Friday timeline includes packing back of Explorer, picking up a U-Haul, driving to the store, packing the U-Haul, driving to the park, unpacking the U-Haul and the Explorer, slicing Scott's leg open on the extra re-bar we had used to secure the tent down, sweating through our clothes, arranging items, hanging windows, and cracking open a cold one.
In better news, once we finally got the go-ahead from the city, our painter finished in record time. The difference is amazing. And then we hung our new lighting fixtures. And now Scott is refinishing the back of the first floor's hardwoods. Refer to my last post for that process.
First time I went, Zoe played "office" with one of the old rotary phones and kept "taking orders" for me. Her phone was ringing off the hook, but i doubt we will actually collect the money. Morgan sat in a rocking chair and watched her iPad. The second time, our house band was practicing upstairs, and Zoe disappeared during the rendition of Heartbreaker. She returned a few songs later with a kazoo. I can only assume that is one step above roadie, so I guess I can't blame her for jumping ship. Last night we arrived only to find that power was out downtown. So Zoe and I agreed to take turns with the mop and dust wand. Until she decided she was done (approximately ten minutes) and composed pretend letters to the editor on the newest old typewriter. She's good company at least.
The power came back on so I at least could take some time for Instagram pictures. Scott's going to finish clean up today in preparation for what we hope is a very successful Brewfest tomorrow that will bring us a fair amount of traffic, even if we don't make an actual sale. We will be open from 12-6pm.
Just a reminder, you do not need a Brewfest ticket to see us. That area will be roped off separately. Tickets are $30 for 15 pours. There will be food and live music. All within the 600-800 blocks on Broadway.