Now that we have finished the building work, we are now turning our thoughts to getting the Units ready for new tenants.
Whilst we await the report from the Valuers, who I spent almost two hours with yesterday (Tuesday) and look at the financial figures, we are turning our thoughts to making each Unit 'bright & gleaming' - hence the title of this weeks blog!!
We had thought that we might try and keep the original paintwork and rustic look of each area, but on reflection & some sage advice from one of our valuers, we are now going to go for painting & sealing the walls with a delicate shade of white, known as 'Brilliant', to give them all a fresh new look & have that smell of fresh paint when you open the door for a few weeks after!!
We are concentrating on the Gallery first, because that will then free up space in the individual Units which are currently, full of exciting stock!
So, this weekend we are going to start the process, and if you are one of those people who claims to be able to - 'stand and watch paint dry' you now know where you can go to do just that!!
Lots of other activity going on in the past week - we are continuing to work on our Heritage Lottery Fund bid, and the project team will be meeting next Thursday to review where we are at.
Discussions have started with a number of people about the Courtyard Programme 2019, which is going to run every Saturday from April to August next year. We have got the first date in the Programme, and hope to be adding a few more in the coming couple of weeks, So, more of that in future weeks.
The information has gone out to the stallholders for our Christmas Craft Fayre, and we are now fully booked again. Make sure you have the date in your diary - Saturday 1st December, and we are part of the Bolsover Christmas Festival & Lantern Parade.
Other than all of that, it has been a fairly quiet week really, but we are excited to be moving ahead with Phase Two of our renovation, and hopefully to welcoming in new tenants into the Yard.
Until next week then ............