So the many empty promises of an opening date have come and gone time and again… and we’re still here, toiling away to pull this mess called our shabu construction site together. So so soo sorry!! Believe us, our rent bill looks dismal without any income. It looked more complete a couple days ago, but as we go through the layout with a fine tooth comb, little alterations are needed in virtually every nook and cranny. We find out that we’ve completely designed some things backwards, not to mention the countless extra dollars spent on sustaining our fickle-minded changes. On a more positive note! We are days away from finally being open. No date set now, but we’re definitely serving some shabu up on Sunday for our ever so patient friends and family as a test run for us and our servers to make sure everything we’ve tweaked will lead us forward towards our “real” grand opening date. Sunday will be an invite only for friends and family event, possibly cash only, with our intended grand opening the following Sunday on November 6th. Depending on the additional work that may need to be completed, we will most likely close again to complete work Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 31 and Nov. 1). We need to make sure that we can accept credit cards with our new computer, otherwise it will be a cash day only this Sunday. Good news for our patient supporters and neighbors ! We are pushing for Wednesday / Thursday (November 2 and 3) for our soft opening for the public. So if you happen to be hungry and in the neighborhood towards the end of the week we hope to finally see you all there! Final updates to come, but for now we’ll leave you with some pics of one of our many car-packed trips from the restaurant supply store, and our Cal Shabu fixie!
We also just wanted to sincerely thank everyone for their support and patience with our new build. All of our existing customers have been ever-loyal, even our servers have hung around for the extra and unexpected 2 month delay! They all seem to just fit our Cal Shabu family. The local neighbors who have popped their heads in have all been awesome, and we just can’t wait to join the hood! Thank you is not enough, but its all we can say, so thank you to everyone supporting us. Please continue checking back, we will definitely update the website and blog as we lock down our dates. Arigato!