Moving Day

Well, Romeo's Downtown is officially closed, and Romeo's Uptown is "open". Why the quotation marks? Well, hopefully these photos give you a hint and show you just a little bit about the process to take Romeo's uptown.
Frank takes just a moment to relax with a
smoke before tackling the big chores.

When the tobacco starts to disappear, it definitely
starts to feel like something big is happening.

Jeff painstakingly removes the railing that
Frank installed more than two years earlier.

It's amazing how much stuff we fit on the shelves
after there was nothing left on the shelves.

It only took two trips to take all the pipes, tobacco,
cigars, shelves, counters and furniture uptown.

The empty humidor, which Frank couldn't wait to start filling. Funny how
quickly it makes you forget that closet leading to the bathroom.

This view might change, but at the moment, Romeo's has a
sitting room and a front porch, all inside the front doors.

Somehow, the view makes me wish for a rocking chair and some Bailey's Front Porch,
which Frank has in one of the boxes somewhere in there.

Even with furniture dropped wherever our tired muscles let it go,
the sitting room is already somehow shaping up.

I'm sure we'll take it for granted soon enough,
but would you just look at all that space.
Good bye Trump Tours. The old sign is gone,
but Frank must wait on the new one.

The wood floor adds a touch of class, not that anyone's
going to be looking at the floor in a humidor that big.
The cigars demand all your attention.

More shelves go in, and more shelves can only mean more cigars!
If the sign is upside down, is Frank in distress?

So much for the soft opening.

The Tobacconist is In!