Remember in Return of the Jedi, when the Empire made the Death Star II, with a design to leave us thinking it was half-built? And then Emperor Palpatine turns to Luke with smarmy, "Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station!" while spitting all over Luke? Starting a business in Portland has been much like that for me.
I think of just about anything in terms of frameworks, or containers. Like creating a corporate entity container to hold the business, or locating a building to hold the operations. Then with these large frameworks in place, build the systems within: websites & finance systems, or fermenters, sinks & kegs.
The work for me has been coordinating all the rapidly moving parts over these past few months. And all of a sudden, whether it looks like it or not, the project is up and running and ready for life!
This week is a big one - electrical, walk-in refrigeration, bathroom paint, flooring & closet doors. And at the end of the week, we're getting so much closer to being fully operational!
Oh, I cannot tell you how much I'm anticipating opening the doors, seeing you all come in, enjoy yourselves and a beverage, with friends and neighbors on a gorgeous Portland September night. Yup, we'll be doing some soft openings in just a few weeks.
And don't forget the funding campaign, every little bit helps - much thanks & cheers!