The First of 100 days (Sept 27). The American Flag is our first addition outside of a few things (Pirate Flag) added during our grand opening.
So it begins. The most crucial aspect of a new business is the start of the business...that first impression. Most people will make a decision about us the moment we say hello and I myself have to constantly remind myself the importance of that split second meeting. Read “Blink” by Malcom Gladwell. That exchanged smile and welcome can leave a permanent impression.
During the first 100 days we are open, readers of this blog will get to see the building we changed into a pub take shape. You will see it slowly gain personality and we will explain the meaning behind our additions. I will post information about the new item the day after it is placed in the pub/ brewery. I hope you can come along for the ride and when you are in please say hello to me.
Our first of the hundred days involved a gift from a neighbor. Mary, lives up the street from the brewery and is an absolute treasure to all of us that know her. She is the eyes and ears of Holt and porch sitting is her forte. Last week, Mary came down and gave us an American Flag to hang on the front of our building. It was definitely something we were going to do but it sure was a nice gesture and less expensive for us that Mary chipped in and purchased the flag for us. Mary is the warm neighbor you always wanted and always waves to me when she drives by the brewery.
So each day Mary drives by when we are open she will wave to us and soon she will realize the American Flag she gave us hangs proudly on the front of our building during our open hours.
So it is with great pride, that at 4 o’clock each day, I will walk the American flag outside and place it on the corner of the building to signal we are open and each night I will take it down from it’s position and put it inside when we close. I know this is the world’s greatest place for entrepreneurs and this great country of ours can come together under a common purpose. In particular, right now I hope that all of you can come together under the common purpose of keeping us open.
So Cheers to you and your family. I hope to see you and your family here soon.
Hello earthlings. I have been sent here to open a brewery. I hope you have time over the next year to check in from time to time and see our progress (or lack there of at times).
Morning beer delivery at Tynan’s Bridge House Bar in Kilkenny, Ireland.