Sunday, September 21, 2008

We are OPEN!!

It has been quite a while since I updated this site, but I wanted to reach out and touch base with all of you. The past few weeks have been incredibly exciting. Business is going well, and we are visited by quite a few of you on a weekly basis!

One bit of exciting news is that we are now open from 12 NOON to 4 AM everyday! Please swing by & say hello to Christine, Jon & Jason, our daytime bartenders... Just a few more weeks, and we will be serving food, as well!

I do hope to see you soon!

And, sincerely, thank you, for all of your support thus far...


Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Time is... NIGH!!

After a "super-soft" trial run this evening, The Richardson will officially open its doors tomorrow!
Friday, August 15, 5pm

We do hope you will join us (if not this weekend, sometime soon)!

Thank you so much for following our journey...

I cannot wait to serve you drinks!


Monday, August 11, 2008

Finishing Touches...

The blinds have gone up & the chairs have arrived...

and there is not that much left to do...

Thursday, July 31, 2008


Things are coming together now, as the wallpaper - that we chose nearly 6 months ago! - goes up, and we can finally see our work tie together. We have been making all color decisions based on a 12"x12" square of this pattern, and it is a relief to see everything together... Finally! (the paper was hung by Carmine Falco, wall coverer exxtraordonaire!)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fear Not...

I cannot give you an official DATE...
BUT, i can say that The Richardson WILL be opeing in mid-August.

I Have NOT Forgotten!...

Reflecting on the past 8 very intense weeks, as a very busy man, I realize I began to put off updating the blog. I thought no one was really looking at it anyway. I saw it as an extra-curricular activity that I really did not have time for anymore. And so, as hobbies have a tendency to do, the blog began to fall off of the priority list - it fell fast, too. There has not been an update since May 7?!?!

Then, messages began to pour in, via email, phone calls, conversation & the grapevine, that folks were missing the photos. "What was going on?" People were concerned that maybe work had stopped for some reason. Messages came from far off places like Ireland, Seattle, Holland, Oregon, France, Massachusetts, and even Manhattan. One concerned email read, "The Richardson. Is that still happening?"

YES! YES! YES! The Richardson is SOOOOO Still Happening! And so much has happened since May 5! Now that i know there are actually people out there reading this, i must apologize for leaving you hanging, without information or photos, for so long.

And so... The past Eight Weeks in photos:

the owner of the building stucco'd the building:

Big Kev & Cujo built and installed the largest solid-wood back bartop anyone has ever seen:

Then they began to frame out the back bar:

Mirrors for the back bar were patina'd:

And then they were installed:

Now the room looks something like this:

And staining, polying & finishing touches ensue:

Big Kev has stucco'd the soffit & columns:

The uglyass rolldown gates have been removed:

And today, Robert & Jason Bell hand painted our logo on the front door:

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


and the communal table, too!

Peff's Kitchen

Brother Paul started with the World's Smallest Closet

Then he moved on to single handedly build & claim the walk-in

Then he grew dreadlocks

And now, he is BACK in the closet!

Brother Paul - "Medium Peff" - has now finished FRPing & Tiling the kitchen, and even took the time to mark his territory.

Staining ensues

one coat of raw sienna...

one coat of some other concoction...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Storefront Bluez

We delicately tore apart the storefront this week

and when it was finally gone, the boys posed for a family photo!

now the NEW storefront is being built

and the view from our storefront slot each morning... Old Glory!