Wednesday, December 28, 2011

We Did It!!!

  It's almost New year's Eve, and it's kind of interesting to look back at things, that happened in a year of 2011. Opening Pushkin Creperie Bakery was a Big Deallll!!!It occupied our mind, and body through the whole year. We got into the space during the Christmas 2010, and received the approved plan for construction after New Year's Eve. It took us 6 months to complete the construction! And we opened our doors on June 30th, 2011. It was long-time dream of ours to have a place like this, and we were happy, that we did it. Thank you PUSHKIN!!!!We Love you!!!! We thank everyone who supported us, who stop by, who came in. We thank our family-Mama, papa, Daniel, Kenan, Anne, Sinan-bey, Canan, Baba. Tnanks to Kathy the Great Super, Jim (landlord), Jim (awesome electrician), his assistant Jim, Vitalik, Ahmat, Kurvan, Igor, Tiles Depot, Home Depot, Brooklyn Roasting Company, Daysha Plaza, Howard, Rupert, and Rupert Jr, Myrtle Assoc. We thank our customers, first one was Paul-the neighbor, Taylor, Seun, Isaia, Hilda,Mike & Alisia,  Jener &Tim, our summer school students from Columbia, and Russia, our regular students from Turkey, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China, US states, neighbors from upstairs, and Hasan (owner of Farmer in the Deli). Our first ever employee-Aja!
You are all awesome!!! Happy New Year!!!
 This how our space looked like after we decided on layout.
 We got separated from our neighbors!
 Walls were installed, but we were still waiting for main door. The door arrive in March 2011. HVAC was installed at the same time, Electric work was also happening at the same time.
 We had our drop ceiling installed, and light fixtures started working.
 Ohhh, that antique furniture!!! We collected most of our chairs in Flea markets, and Antique/Vintage Stores in NY and NJ. Those chairs looked horrible! We sanded them, stained, and polished.
 The main room was finally done!!! :) I love it!
 Kids were happy to visit the construction site, and of course help.
 Vadim decided to have beard, and shave it when we'll open the doors.
 We built the counter, tables, the tile was done on the floor, the paint job is done.
 I think, it was our first crepe.
 Art work installation.
 Working on the menu, trying food. Heineken did help!
 First Inspection, and we are ready to operate, and serve food to customers!!!
 Filling up the Black board with Menu items.
 We are open on June 30th, 2011.
 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Wish to Pushkin to have walls filled with laughs, good friends, and great food!!!
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