This is a process. We have to keep reminding ourselves of this. This was a week of nailing down insurance policies and build schedules. Boring, but essential. As of Friday, we were all on the same page. Mountlake Terrace was awesome last week and through the work of our architect, we got clearance to start work without our MEPs in place. We have our building and structural permits approved. Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (collectively the MEPs) and Fire permits are in process.
We'll say more about this in another post, but the permitting process (figuring out what we needed and what we didn't) was one of the most confusing parts of this whole project. It's all a learning process.
Our vinyl cutter is making it all seem more real. Nothing felt more satisfying than throwing our "coming soon" graphics up in our storefront.
Next week: Demo of the existing hallway/bathroom area to convert one bathroom into four. Everyone wants to pee. At the same time.