End of January Update
After sloshing through most of January, wet, freezing and dark grey, today we had a nice day...we were so happy to open the patio and serve customers again! As I mentioned earlier, we are featuring ToGo orders and deliveries, while the weather is so iffy...we are also looking into the possibility of renting a big tent to cover the patio so the customers can sit out back, no matter what. It is not a perfect solution, but perhaps doable. The idea of going through the Permit process and constructing a "real" roof is just out of our financial comfort zone; we do not own the building and this would end up costing between 15,000-35,000, not something we could recoup easily, in this economy. February usually brings not only Valentines Day(!) AND my birthday(!) but the beginning of better weather...we only count the minutes! THEN, Spring and - the beginning of Giants Baseball! Literally, we cannot wait! That is our Season on the Patio!
Again, thank you for your business and bearing with us through this wet season; we realize it is wonderful for the Earth, but it is truly hard for a TOTALLY patio restaurant!