Sam

Bookmark It!

Hello Future Brass Lamp Customers,

The buzzer is going off…and Downtown Long Beach is awaiting the highly anticipated book bar! 

May 15th was our targeted opening date, but as great things take time, we have to put the turkey back in the oven.  Our new target to open in the early part of SUMMER.

Although the bar is not yet ready, The Brass Lamp has hired 25 solid individuals composed of sophisticated servers, bartenders, baristas, hosts, and cooks to serve the Downtown Long Beach community!

During this time that we wait for the opening of The Brass Lamp, we will push a campaign called, “Bookmark It!”  During this Bookmark It campaign, we ask that you support The Brass Lamp by proudly wearing your love for books and local culture on your sleeve!  Coming soon, we will have campaign buttons for our supporters to wear!  In the meantime, check out our shop to get your piece of The Brass Lamp –pride!  Or, purchase our awesome T-shirts!!!  And while you’re at it, take a look at our new website!

A huge part to the development of The Brass Lamp is a highly recognized restaurant-specialized construction company!  We acknowledge Handian Construction, who has worked so diligently to get The Brass Lamp going.  Handian Construction has gone above and beyond to design The Brass Lamp as well as navigate through very tough terrain during this unpredictable journey full of challenges.

A special Thanks to Douglas W. Gastélum, Esq., who has been a tremendous team player working alongside The Brass Lamp!

Stay connected, as I’ll have great progress to report in the coming weeks!

A Big Mountain.

How do you go from 60 to zero!?  A big mountain suddenly appears in front of you and stops you dead in your tracks.

Almost 2 months ago, I last posted that “Construction is on Schedule,” and a few days ago, my pledgers received their reward vouchers and an update from me saying that we’re opening in 60 days.

To my horror, things have drastically transpired over the past 24 hours that have shaken my world upside down.  All construction work has ceased as of today.

-empty silence-

 

 

 

 

You know that feeling of experiencing a death in the family, and you wake up thinking that it was all a terrible dream…?  Well, that is exactly how I feel at this very moment.  I am in shock and disbelief.  Without tarnishing names, I can’t give details of what is happening, but I do hope that this is a short pause in the process, and that I can resume construction in a few days.

Just as the entire journey over the past year and a half in creating this book bar for Long Beach as been one full of big challenges, I am hopeful that this mountain will move.

To my future customers who have waited enthusiastically at the edge of their seats, I just want to say thank you for the support, and I will continue to be vigilant and insanely determined to get The Brass Lamp open!!

Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” -Matthew 17:20.

 

Construction is on Schedule!

I have a big purpose for 2015, and that is to get this book bar open!!!

On Monday morning, demolition on the first floor of the Mark Schneider building started! And as of today, new walls are being built!

Not only am I looking forward to all the fun of designing the space and opening doors for my anxiously awaiting future customers, but I’m excited to collaborate with OPEN, 5 O’clock Wine, Rose Park Roasters, and other small Long Beach businesses to propel more synergy to the growing energy in downtown Long Beach!

2015 is going to be a phenomenal year!!!

Follow us on Facebook for all the updates: facebook.com/thebrasslamp

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