Rounding the Corners — Week 10

A couple weeks of rain have made finishing the exterior slate difficult.  It’s almost done, though, and the rest of the exterior is almost ready for its finishing touches.  The large beige rectangle to the left of the entry vestibule is the future spot of a graphic billboard.  Our finishing contractors, KGI, will truck the billboard in from Ohio later next week along with the awnings, exterior lights, and Punk’s Backyard Grill sign.

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Get out your hard hat — it’s time to build a backyard!

After many weeks of design and planning, we’re finally ready to turn our empty space at Westfield Annapolis into the very first Punk’s Backyard Grill. You can see from the “Before” picture that the space isn’t much to look at — it’s mostly dirt, rebar, and couple empty bottles of Yoo-Hoo.

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Off to Scottsdale…

The Punk’s team is headed to Scottsdale, AZ on Tuesday to meet with Kathy and Juerg of Kathy Diamond Design Associates. Kathy and her team have been hard at work preparing the “Sample Board” of all the colors, finishes, and details that they have chosen for the Annapolis site.

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Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

Well, it’s official — Punk’s Backyard Grill has a home (and a very nice home, I might mention.)

Punk’s is joining the Westfield family at its Annapolis Mall. We’ll be taking a brand-spanking-new space in Westfield’s center upgrade that just opened in November 2007. Since we’ll be the first to occupy the space (there’s not even a floor in there yet!) the design team has been pushing the petal to the metal to turn this “dark shell” into a vision of backyardiness. For more information about our design team, check out the official press release on the Punk’s website. Build-out of the space will begin over the summer, so the doors will open for business this coming fall.

Between StreetSense (our real estate brokers) and our lucky stars aligning, we managed to find the perfect spot for the very first Punk’s Backyard Grill. When we first saw the space, we were pleased at how much it supported the renderings that were created over a year ago by the team at Kathy Diamond Design Associates. Put on your visionary goggles and see for yourself: Continue reading