Guess what? Tazza D’Oro in Highland Park is back. See you at 7am. We got the POWER! TD CMU: 8:30-5:30 on Fri too. Come, drink your coffee!
Archives for February 2010
I said to Frankie this morning – “dude, I don’t know how you do this all day!”
(pic: that’s Frank hunkered down and really happy we are home for another snow day!) Yet, another lesson from the Wheaten Terrier.
Here’s the electric and power line update for today:
First off, the emergency customer service folks at Duquesne Light have been amazing – thank you for listening and your compassion for our situation. DL will hopefully get to Tazza D’Oro to make all necessary repairs to our power line on Thursday or Friday. They know we have heat, but not enough power coming into the building to operate our equipment. (Btw, I am so thankful that our building has heat and we don’t have to worry about water pipes breaking.) Second, there are still several thousand city homes without heat and electricity – since Friday night!!! These folks should definitely be the priority. Third, I can’t tell you how much I have appreciated all the tweets, Facebook entries and emails from our customers asking if they could call DL on our behalf or already have done so. No worries, I am calling everyday for an update and let’s support these service workers getting to residential emergencies first. Lastly, and as the owner, not being able to make and serve coffee for you guys has been excruciating. But I know we are all in this together and it will soon be over. I saw a freaking ROBIN today hanging out on our porch…so there!
Oh, I just have to say it – finally our streets are being plowed – after 5 freaking days – that’s the reason for the sedative! Next snow storm let’s call it the G20 Snow Summit…plows will be out in force!!!
Update: Going on Day 6!
I have been thinking a lot about how to solve our “no electricity” problem while waiting for Duquesne Light to show up and fix our power line – life with out making coffee just plain SUCKS! So here’s the plan, we get a generator that is powered by two bikes on rollers. You will get free shots of our Bicycle Love Espresso, it’s not hard it just takes a little balance and practice – really!
We’ll have a sign up list on the door and all you have to do is peddle like hell for an hour and coffee and espresso will once again be flowing in Highland Park. I will take the 1st hour and I bet Chris Mayhew will take the 2nd hour. Who’s in??? BTW, yes this means we will be closed again on Wednesday, 2/10/10 unless you are willing to ride.
An idea for electricity while waiting for Duquesne Light
We will be closed in Highland Park tomorrow – still no power. Open at CMU by 10 am. Duquesne Light we are waiting for YOU!