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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

SiP Soft Opening

So our soft opening has come and gone, and we couldn't be happier. The support we have received from the residents of Holly Springs has been overwhelming. Since my previous post, we have managed to open our doors, and serve coffee and espresso drinks. Holly Springs has embraced the Spicy Mayan Mocha and the Sexy Modias

Two weeks later, we jumped through all of the hoops thrown at us, to get our ABC permit. With the help of some regular customers, we came up with an over the top Craft Cocktail List, that rivals the SiP Originals. With-in a day, we were serving beer, wine and spirits. We managed to stock our wine chiller and sold out within 4 hours! 

After a speed bump from the county, we are now serving food. This includes breakfast sandwiches, toasted Boar's head sandwiches, and tapas/small plates. We have taken the feedback provided by you, our customers and are tweaking our current offerings. We have hired a new Kitchen Manager, who is completely revamping our menu, based on the comments we have received so far. We have also decided the kitchen is still not functioning to our expectations. We plan to make some minor changes in the coming weeks.

We have also decided that our previous Point of Sale system, that had served us so well in the past, is not functional for our current concept. We have decided to upgrade, to an ipad system, which will allow our servers to input orders at the table, with an ipad mini!

Forecasting the traffic pattern and assuring proper staffing levels, and inventory has been a challenge. We have finally gotten an idea of our demand levels, and have been able to get on a delivery rotation with our suppliers. 

We have hosted several events, that have proven to be successful. Thank you to the ladies from Stella & Dot, for hosting their trunk show at SiP. We are also becoming a destination for folks looking for live music on Friday nights.

Each day, we are making improvements and over time, SiP will evolve into a superior operation that serves the community. We plan to have our Grand Opening Celebration in the fall, just in time to release our seasonal menu items. Keep watch for your e-vite. Thank you everyone for all of your support. We could not have accomplished all of this on our own. 

1 comment:

  1. We had the best time at SIP with our Stella & Dot trunk show and sample sale and the staff were absolutely amazing. Thanks Sarah and the entire SIP team for being SO awesome!!! :) :) I'll be swinging by later today for a caw-feh! hugs, Marni