Soft Opening

Saturday night, Corey and I hosted a housewarming party at the new place…a “soft opening” of an inner circle of friends and media.  Well, I was the media.  The travel industry dictionary defines soft opening: “soft opening. A period of time when a new hotel, which may not be fully complete, is open for business but has not formally announced its opening. Also used for rides and attractions at theme parks.”  While we sort of consider ourselves a hotel for visiting friends, we’re more like an attraction at this point.

It was hot, both literally and slangingly.  By 1:00 a.m. or so, it was cooler outside with a sweat-removing breeze, so we found ourselves wrapped up in some classic stoop beering.  Our stoop can hold quite a few folks, as long as the 330 lb door salesman isn’t jumping on it and wiggling it to try to sell me a new one.  But for now, it’s feeling like home.  Thanks to everyone who came to visit and celebrate!

Stoop beers in the early morning

Stoop beers in the early morning

Salsa's artistic point of view

Salsa's artistic point of view

Look Mom!  The bench is getting used!

Look Mom! The bench is getting used!

Grand Opening announcements will be posted here, and everyone will be welcome!  Once the staff figures out how to host in this venue and the finishing touches are placed on the decorating, we’ll be ready to go!  Probably sometime in September, if not before.

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