Grand opening was a big success. We only did 42 covers, but thats what this place did on a normal Thursday night and we did it with literally no advertising. We didn’t have nearly as many hiccups as I had expected. The servers all did a great job considering. The food was incredible. Chef Stephen did a wonderful job getting his staff up to be able to pull this off without any real training. I was nervous until the end of the night. I finally settled down at the end of the night and started relaxing.

I am now excited about what this restaurant can do.

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Comment by Chef Tony on March 23, 2008 at 1:48pm
Big ups...David..

we just opened our place last November and just got done with our first Easter Brunch!

We really didn't advertise and did maybe 35 covers...for our place, not a bad start...

Start up is the very hardest phase.. you can also get wooed because so many friends and family are coming by...get VERY AGGRESSIVE WITH street marketing. I'm launching a website and consulting business on how to incorporate Web 2.0 into micro advertising...driving business virally to your restaurant or small business. Stay strong for you'll have many battles to face!

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www.visionsbethesda.com
Comment by Andy Swingley on March 22, 2008 at 6:09am
Congrats! Opening a restaurant is a monumental and exciting event! Here's to continued success and a lot more covers!
Comment by Sallie on March 22, 2008 at 5:02am
Congratulations! Looks like a beautiful place. Wish you continued success.
Comment by Matt Urdan on March 21, 2008 at 8:50am
Congratulations David! Post some pictures when you get a chance, along with the menu and location!

Cheers!

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