Busy week!

…So busy that I forgot to mention that we submitted our applications and plans to the Health Department on Friday of last week!  Aside from writing out another check, the actual process of submitting the plans was pretty painless.  Because we plan to have both a “retail area” (the bar) as well as a “wholesale processing area” (the brewery), we needed to submit two separate applications and two separate sets of plans (one for each area).  This isn’t really a big deal, except that each separate area also requires a separate application fee.  Yes, those clever bureaucrats, have figured out even more ways to siphon off those hard earned dollars from out of our pockets.  Don’t act so surprised…

The County says it typically takes 20 days to process applications, so hopefully we’ll have our plans approved around the same time the City fianlly schedules our public hearing.  I’m hoping everything goes smoothly.  The architects did a great job preparing our plans though, and went over all the Health Department codes with a fine-tooth comb, so I can’t imagine a big list of corrections coming back to us.

Oh, that reminds me…here are the 3-D view plans I had mentioned in my previous post.  These are full-page PDF files, so I’ll just link to them below, and the last one is another overhead view of the floor plan.

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Updated Floor Plans

Ok, I know I’ve been promising them for some time now, so here they are…Our revised, updated, new and improved floor plans.

sheet a2.0These will be part of what we’re submitting to the Health Department along with our applications for a bar/retail permit and a food-processing/wholesale permit (yes…we have to submit two bloody applications, one for each separate area of the business).  The good news though, is that all of the work is completed for the applications, so I will be submitting them tomorrow!

Here’s another copy, but a bit bigger and without the text on the sides.  It is a little difficult to get a clear picture of what the finished building will look like, but soon I should be able to post a few of the 3-D view drawings which will make it easier to visualize.floor-plan

The team at Koffka/Phakos Design did a great job with bringing our plans into compliance with the health code, but also really improved the aesthetics and functionality of the whole design.  It’s pretty exciting to see the plans and be able to look at all the different angles.  It somehow makes everything seem a little more real.  Oh, by the way…here’s a link to the Health Department’s construction guides for wholesale and retail food service (in case anyone cares).

Anyway, as I said, I’ll be submitting the apps to the Health Department tomorrow so wish me luck!