Where We Are (Heading).

The past two weeks have been interesting, to say the least. We’re still very much in the midst of daily changes to our schedule, and have been very fortunate to find reschedule dates for many, with many more being held and awaiting confirmation. Functionally, we’re closed until at least the end of April. This is currently where we are, and I think everyone is in agreement that that is the only course of action.

While we’re closed, I’d like to give a little insight into where we’re headed.

1) New Benches! – Clayton Colleran of Full Circle Woodworking has been hired on to rebuild our rickety old benches, with the goal of transforming our little room into a visual space that matches our already stellar audial experience. They’re also quite a bit more comfortable. We should see completion of those by the middle of April, with installation shortly thereafter.

2) Fresh floors! – While the floors are laid bare, we’ll be resurfacing the bar area and refinishing all floors throughout. Speaking of floor layouts….

3) Better layout! – I mentioned during our anniversary show that one of our goals in 2020 was to redesign our floor layout to be the “final layout”. Now’s the time. The new layout will be completed when we reopen, and it’s better for many reasons (have a look at the new layout here). One of the biggest reasons is more seating for General Admission ticket holders. There will be some changes to ticket locations, especially those that purchased tickets in sections 1, 2, and 3, as they’ll be moved to the other side of the room to come alongside sections 4 & 5. We’ll be doing our best to accommodate those ticket holders that have had their sections moved, either through a section change or a credit for an upcoming performance. Fear not though, we’ll be reaching out to those ticket holders in advance to each event in question on the seating change.

4) More surprises! – If I told you, it wouldn’t be a surprise.

This is an unprecedented time, and we all cope with life on pause in different ways. Keeping my family well and safe through all of this is priority one. Keeping our local community moving in the right direction is priority two. Let’s all stay well and positive, wash our hands, and wait for this sickness to pass. You are going to LOVE the improved Roasting Room experience when the time is right.