Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Details on The Nomad

I asked Miguel for a full description of what he's got planned for the corner of Corona & Cameron. He described it "a sort of Gingerman meets Club DeVille," with cheese, fruit, bread, coffee, Italian sodas, hot chocolate, aperitifs, and coffee, coffee, coffee. Furniture: "loungy couches, comfortable barstools, eclectic worldly decor and jukebox." Setting: patio and eventually a fireplace outside. Entertainment: monthly foreign movies, with foreign and beer/wine to fit the regions. (I can't wait to see what he serves when he shows "The Fast Runner.") Companions: dogs, kids, friends, partners, family.

"Think home away from home type feel, even more comfortable than a coffee shop in many ways I hope," Miguel wrote. "Let me know what you think."

At the neighborhood planning meeting last week, lots of people knew about Miguel's place already, mainly from the Planning Commission. Yet I also sensed a lot of what I'll call Muellerism: that it doesn't matter what we get north of 51st, because what's going to happen south is going to rock. Well, I don't necessarily believe that's true, which is why I can get behind both Miguel and Jose's projects. Both are ambitious, but if we end up with 50% of what they envision in the next year, that's 100% more than what we'll have at Mueller.

6 comments:

S said...

Will Nomad have enough space for live music performances? (I know some folks who do Balkan, Middle Eastern, and Scandanavian music who might be interested in a gig.)

Miguel said...

Yes but it must be acoustic to not anger my immediate neighbors.

Miguel said...

I disagree with the "mainly from the planning commission" statement. My partner and I canvassed the neighborhood extensively and both belong to the neighborhood association; we are active members which is why lots of the neighborhood is well informed of our endeavor. And although the planning commision has, Im sure brought it up, its not the main reason people know.

Pierre said...

Miguel - When do you think you will open? I live in the neighborhood, about a 5 minute walk down Cloverleaf, and I have not seen anything. I am very interested though.

Miguel said...

We are shooting for a late July early August opening. Thats if the TABC gods do us right. It all depends on them really, we take over the spot and start renovating April 15th. I hope to see you there and feel free to stop by and check on the progress.

coffeehound said...

"Mainly from planning commmission": everyone I spoke with at that meeting knew about it from the planning commission. that's not to say that other people wouldn't have known via other sources. and kudos to you for canvassing.