As promised, here are pictures of the Boutiki and our grand opening party!
First, here's the front window. You can see our neighborhood reflected in the glass, as well as my spooky silhouette as I take the picture.
That wood panel was sculpted by Bosko.
As you enter, a chimp butler welcomes you on your left, inviting you to have a seat in the Boutiki's reading area.
On the right is S. Eddy Bell's artwork.
Detail of S. Eddy Bell's sculpture.
Look ahead! There are the tables with SLG's graphic novels, T-shirts, and the bar holding the register.
A closer view of the art wall.
And on the left, bookshelves and the tiki table! (Through the window you can see the office.)
Close-up of some of the shelves. You see that computer behind the shelves? That's the one I'm using right now to post this. Ooooh.
Close-up of the tiki table.
One of the masks that decorate the Boutiki.
Brian and Bryan at the bar.
S. Eddy Bell talks to some Boutiki guests about Lulu and Mitzy.
Dan and Michelle talk to some of our guests while Nipper oversees the whole operation.
It got pretty busy.
The view of the Boutiki from my office.
Michelle gets some much-deserved compliments from former SLG-er Deb Moskyok and her boyfriend Dan, whom we call Pierre.
As the night wound down I got a chance to mingle a little more.