The Glass Jug will be expanding the reach of their craft beverage store by adding an on-site micro brewery and beer garden. To facilitate the expansion, The Glass Jug will be relocating into a larger space with a grassy back yard which will accommodate outdoor seating and regular food truck visits.
During the construction process, we mounted a small timelapse camera on the front wall of what would become our new store. The goal was to capture all of the work that goes into getting a space, that was formerly a diner, split in half and ready to open up as a craft beer store. We also let the camera keep rolling through the grand opening. So if you were here for opening day, you might just catch a glimpse of yourself, but don't blink, it goes by fast.
The big question that everyone has been asking us over the last few months has been "so, when is The Glass Jug going to open up?" That's a fair question, and I wish I could answer it better. The good news is that we are getting to a point where we'll be able to answer it soon with much more confidence (but not today, so don't get too excited)!
The big hurdle to the "when are you opening" question has been construction. Our little store is not a big construction project, and for each individual contractor, it's just a small portion of their schedule. Because of that, our project has been subject to shifts in schedule. Additionally, there are always some unforeseen setbacks, like accidentally cutting a water main that wasn't buried at the correct depth in the concrete slab floor. But that's a story for another day.
The good news is that we have turned a corner, and the rest of the process should go much faster from here on out. A lot of the work that has been done to this point has been the stuff you don't see or notice, things like electrical, HVAC, and plumbing. But our contractors began building the new wall today, and we'll be installing the bar, sinks, dishwasher, and the draft beer system in the coming weeks.
Above is a short photo gallery that shows you what's happened thus far (You can click on the images to see larger versions).
We're hoping to post another update in a few short weeks with the back wall finished, and the bar and equipment in place. And, since you read all the way to the end, I'll let you in on a little secret...we're currently aiming for a grand opening by mid-September. ;)