Here’s an update on the new little indie café I’m starting. As you know, I purchased the main street shop only last week for a wonderful, affordable deal. My construction guys are already tearing out walls and redoing floors. I’m obviously going to wait on decorating the place until the renovations are pretty much done, which hopefully will be finished by the end of the month. But I allowed myself to indulge just a little bit in the décor department of things…I just purchased some new diner lighting, and it’s already arrived! I’m ecstatic. These diner lights are simply perfect. They’ll create the exact mood I’m shooting for in this new little diner café. The fun thing about it is that each diner light I bought is so different from the next. Eclectic is what I’m going for, and eclectic is what I’m getting.
The vintage diner lighting will go up as soon as my electrician says that it’s safe to do so. I need some life in this place to keep me going, you know? And these vintage diner lights are just that—they’re the life of my renovation party. I know that this next month of remodeling and building up the restaurant is going to be such a drag sometimes, especially without any of the paint or décor up yet. So if I have diner vintage lighting hanging from the ceiling, it will get me back in the spirit of the work I’m pursuing, the work of creating a completely nuanced and unique diner restaurant. I already have a VIP list for the night we are scheduled to do our exclusive pre-opening. Some really amazing people are on that list, and I cannot let them down. This restaurant is going to be everything I’ve promised it would be. And the diner lighting is my little “hors d’oeuvre,” if you will—just getting me started before the “main course” begins.