Today we went down to the ABC office to fill out another enormous pile of paperwork. When we did this earlier this month, it was to begin the process of transferring the pizza place's beer-and-wine license to us. Today, we started the process of "transferring" DNA Lounge's liquor license on 375 Eleventh Street to cover both 371 and 375, which is one of the many steps involved in fully merging the two businesses.
So much paperwork. It took us like two and a half hours to get through it all, and we had filled out most of the forms before we got there.
The ABC offices, as you can see, combine the charm of the DMV with the comfort of a high school principal's office.
This trip resulted in a second window poster, pictured above. Nobody's going to understand what either of these mean, but we're required to post each of them for 30 days. We're also going to have to mail out letters to everyone who lives within 500'. Did you know that there are companies who do nothing but produce lists of addresses within a radius? It's a whole industry, because apparently people have to do these kinds of mailings all the time, and nobody wants to take the time to compile the list themselves. (You'd think you could just pull this out of Google Maps somehow...)
A more interesting poster situation is going on inside DNA Pizza: we're framing and hanging a bunch of posters from old shows at DNA Lounge. (You'd have seen this picture earlier today if you followed "dnapizza" on the Twitters or the Facebooks, which you oughta!)
These posters were previously hidden away, covering the walls in the DNA back office where very few people ever got to see them. They don't cover every show we've had here, just the ones for which we printed posters, which is a good portion of the live shows, I think.
Once we have them all up, it should pretty much fill both of the walls in the back half of the dining room! We're going to have to pack them much more tightly together than in these photos to make them all fit.