We did it! My InLaws have opened the doors to their dream. They bought a 137 year old brick building in our town and turned it into a family Sit-down restaurant. The building was purchased in Oct. 2010. It was full of stuff as it was used as a storage facility for another local business owner. So the official ground breaking didn't happen until March 2011. And we offically had our first paying customers on Saturday, July 16, 2011. It was a gorgeous sunny day with lots of baseball games happening in town so there were lots of people about. We just opened without any warning to the public and the house was filled to capacity (seats 70 plus 24ish seats outside) by dinner time!! Word of mouth in this town is amazing...hence the name RUMORS!! wink wink!
I've got a few pics to share of the progress. I'll add them as I can.