They say that the road to success is always filled with bumps. In our case, it's been filled with twists, turns, bumps, pot holes and pretty much any other kind of analogies you can think of. While visiting family on the East Coast we got an email from Wayne. He was supposed to be giving the owner of the building we love an offer while we were gone. But this email contained yet another bump.
He composed the offer and was about to call the owner about it when he noticed that the Hawthorne Theatre on 39th and Hawthorne was up for sale (the business, not the building). It's a great location and could easily be adapted to all of our businesses, with the addition of an already functioning venue space. So now he wants to explore that space as an option for all of us. The offer for the other building has been put on hold, at least for the time being.
We're just rolling with the punches. We're going to go look at the space with Wayne tomorrow, even though in our hearts of hearts we really want the other location. But we also want to make sure Wayne is happy with his decision and won't regret it. We don't want him to have any "what if" thoughts if he goes with us and our location. But then again, if he decides he doesn't want our location we need to figure out what our next move is.
People keep telling us we have the patience of saints. I think it just comes with the territory. Hopefully in the end we'll be all the better for it.