I still haven’t figured out whether this is a good idea or not. The build is being taken care of by Delta. The furniture by Fabrizio. But the lights, nobody wanted them. Fabrizio only works with wood. I got a quote from the guy in Brooklyn who built them last time for HSQ. But I didn’t love the job last time.
So we ended up with a quote from the Brooklyn folks for $25,000. Too much. I got a quote from our electrician on the job, $24,000. Uhgg. So I just couldn’t bring myself to spend that much. That meant making these myself, with some help from friends.
Here you can see Brett (GOV), Megan (HR), John Lee (FIN), Ashton (resupply). We had a good time. Thought we got the job done in one night. Then I found out we had the wrong number made, so we had another late night building session. Then we found the anchors in the ceiling weren’t in the right place. So now, I’ve found myself spending several days, spread out, getting these lights together.
I’m still not sure if it was a good idea, but I love looking at them and knowing I built those. I think they’re coming together really well. And perhaps most important, we have about $12,000 left over to spend on active walls, something I’m really excited about developing at the restaurant.