In the manner of all things you may or may not find interesting, we got a Knox Box today. A Knox Box is a simple box on the outside of a commercial building. The fire department keeps keys to all the units of the building inside the box. If they need easy access to your unit, they can get the key out of the box and unlock the door (as opposed to just smashing in the door).
Surprisingly enough, the entire building space at 3601 Buttonwood didn’t have a Knox Box. Upon inspection, the closest box is next to Buffalo Wild Wings…which doesn’t seem convenient at all if your building is burning down and the Columbia Fire Department is on a treasure hunt to find keys.
During our building code inspection, the Fire Marshal noted the absence of the Knox Box at 3601 Buttonwood and gave us 30 days to remedy the situation. I almost pointed out that somehow a 24 HOUR LAUNDROMAT at the end of our building had escaped without a Knox Box requirement and perhaps if the fire department is going to question someone, they should start with the wisdom of letting unattended people do laundry at 4 am in lint-filled dryers before questioning my single oven as a fire hazard…but then I thought better of that and kept my opinion to myself. Silent Stan, as building owner, took responsibility for installing the box. When I was baking at PJP Buttonwood today, someone showed up with some tools and the box. I can tell you nothing about it except that the person installing it asked if they could “steal” off our electricity and I said yes because what else can you say to that sort of question?
In unrelated, but more interesting, news…PJP V 2.0 is officially on Pinterest. And yeah, yeah…for those 2.78 of you that don’t have a clinically diagnosed Pinterest addiction, I know you don’t get it. Behind-The-Scenes-Tech-Guru Jason will often ask me if I’m sure I haven’t already pinned all the things on the Internet. And therein lies the beauty of Pinterest…there is always more to look at. More recipes, more cocktails, more travel, more baby animals, more quotes, more cute outfits, more and more and more of everything.
We have started working with a local interior designer to help our front retail area reflect more of our vibe and personality (more about that tomorrow). One of the things she asked for was a link to our Pinterest page because, without question, analyzing someone’s Pinterest boards is an excellent way to learn more about them. And so why I’ve had a PJP board on my personal Pinterest account, I was a little surprised it hadn’t occurred to me to create a PJP Pinterest account. (Though, maybe that is why we can’t get the front section to look like the vision we see in our heads…because we aren’t really sure of what that vision is.)
Whatever the case, PJP is Pinterest certified now (under “Peggy Jean’s Pies”). And that I am justified in pinning in the name of business development, well, YES PLEASE. And because I’m an overachiever, I pinned 74 things in under an hour so you would have something to look at if you started to follow the PJP page. YOU. ARE. WELCOME.
And from our “Entertain Me…” board…