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!|