I'm certainly open to this--when you find people that consistently show up and are good workers, you try and hang onto them--but I'm also being peppered with lawyerly contract language about not assuming any prior liability. If I mentioned this meeting to my attorney, who scares me shitless every time I talk to him worrying about every possible contingency, he would flip.
So I won't.
I booked a visit to PP's (the current restaurant--it's still open) for Wednesday at 9:30 to meet the employees and do a walk-thru of the place to point out some of the small stuff that he wants to keep.
Good sign. Pete also indicated that he'd be willing to close as early as July 15th, but I'm thinking that it'll take longer than that to get our stuff with the city squared away, so I asked to push it back to July 31st.
Also, incredibly, the insurance company I ranted about in the last post called me back. But it was a new lady, who seemed infinitely more competant and managed to ask me all the pertinent questions and go along her merry way in less than five minutes. Imagine!
I was so pleased that I complemented her on her ability to ask questions, take the answers, and move forward, explained that it seemed like Gail and I often had communication breakdowns, and asked if she would be taking on my account permanently, which she happily informed me she was! So we're all happy in insurance-land today.
I've also seen a draft of the purchase agreement from my lawyer, who says maybe early next week it'll be done, and I heard from Dave (agent) that landlord is looking at about the same timeline.