Kelly, I've been meaning to ask you. As I ponder the PG 'brand,' it's impossible to picture a PG without his trademark, front of the house schmoozing. Are you planning on spending much time in the front of the house or will you be sticking to the pizza making and letting the pizzas speak for themselves?
Scott, that’s an astute observation and excellent point. I couldn’t agree more.
It will be much like the evolution at Paulie’s joint in Greenpoint; Like Paulie, I’ll initially be involved with the pizza making until the staff is at a point where they are capable of not needing me behind the make table. At that point, yes, I will be in the front of the house schmoozing with customers, keeping an eye on the finished pies coming out of the oven for quality control, working the music, etc. Much of the reason I believe in Paulie Gee’s is because it is an experience as much as a place to eat good pizza….and people like and appreciate that.
I don’t claim to be as good a people person as Paulie, but I genuinely enjoy meeting people, talking with them, etc.
Man I can't wait to see this unfold... I lived in Bawlimore in the Mid 90's and absolutely loved it. I haven't been back but plan on taking the kids and wife there soon.
Scot, I hope we are open when you come back to visit Bawlimore, hon. It is a great town!
Thanks for all the well wishes everyone.
I just spent an hour in the space this morning mapping all of the lights, etc. so the architect coming in to measure for “As-Builts” can make his way through the space and get the specs to get the computer drawings completed, which will be used for final design consultation and for continuing city permit process materials.
Thanks again and best. --K