Friday, January 22, 2010

A New Destination

I mentioned earlier this week that my godparents bought a restaurant and that we went there for a visit. It is really quite the place. Or it will be, once it gets some of the TLC it's been lacking for a while.

This is now the "front" entrance -- but it wasn't always. Here's the original front more than 100 years ago.And here it is today. It's now the side of the building and adjacent to the main dining rooms. I just LOVE the architectural details! It needs some work but you probably would, too, if you were born in the 1850s! I wish that my own house was under control so I could be of more help to them. They're going to need it. (Yes, I can see the launch of Another D*mn House, though I'll admit that this was always the kind of place I saw myself redoing instead of the one that I am.)

Of course, the mother has been obsessing for days. She's already got the entire inside done -- in her head. (She does this.) She and my godmother have been on the phone every night, thicker than thieves, discussing this accent and that design. The mother is seriously chomping at the bit to get let loose inside. (Come back later and I'll take you in.)

Yesterday, their local newspaper did a write-up. So far, business seems to be OK. I hope for their sakes that it all works out. It sure is an awesome place!

13 comments:

Mama Martha said...

Oh NV I am so excited for them! I will have to make the drive over the river soon. And I know The Mother is going to do some wonderful decorating inside. It was funny to see all the cousin's names in print. I bet the paper didn't run out of E's for Emmalee like you do!

Leah@storybookranch said...

wow, what a great place- Good luck to them!

plumbelieve said...

NV - This is exciting. I will have to take some customers there next time I am over that way. It is also refreshing to see people taking a positive step in this economy to help grow.

I wish them happy cooking and Plenty of Eating at the House of Plenty!

Dominik said...

Oooh, pretty. Good luck to them.

I love Another D*mn House. Once the sequel is done, then comes the video game and animated series.

Vicki said...

That is a beautiful building! All my best to their endeavor! Can't wait to see what the inside will look like.

Victoria said...

Thats a dream place! I hope they do well too!

Why S? said...

Take "plenty" of pictures now for the dazzling Before and Afters. Best of luck to all.

StuccoHouse said...

Love that building! Anxious to see inside. And...I think you should get the recipe for that famous oatmeal pie and post it :)

Kate said...

Love that building! I can't wait to see more pictures.

MonkeyGirl said...

I have the sudden desire to take a drive for a slice of pie! Is this the same uncle who made that wonderful cake for my shower??

karen said...

It is a great place. Good luck to all.

NV said...

MM -- Thanks! Let me know when you do. We should all make an adventure of it. i know the mother will make it the real deal. Yeah, I'll bet they have plenty of Es.
:-)

Leah, Victoria, Vicki, PB, Kate, Karen -- Thank you!

Dominik -- Thanks! That cracked me up!

Why -- Oh yeah. I'm getting started already!

Stucco -- If I start publishing his recipes, my godfather would probably make me an offer I couldn't refuse. :-)

MG -- The very same! (Cept he's my godfather/cousin.)

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