"Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings." —Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Over the course of sixteen weeks, ending on Dec. 31, 2015, we published a series of stories at Eater Boston chronicling some the details involved in taking an empty space an turning it into Juliet. Find some excerpts from part 3 below, follow the link to Eater for the full story! 

On The House: The Importance of Flexibility and Listening

"We met neighborhood residents who have strong opinions about breakfast prices, grass-fed beef, coffee quality, and bike racks. We met residents who had more casual opinions about bread options, outdoor seating, and wine. Residents who had read about our plans, some of whom later supported our Kickstarter effort and are looking forward to our opening, and some of whom would prefer if we weren’t."

"When a dozen of our neighbors express the same frustration with area dining options, I consider that pretty clear advance notice."

"We have notebooks (folders, dry erase boards, pinned notes, scrapbooks) full of gently competing notions of what happens within those walls. But now we have the life-sized 3D model. Some of the lines in the notebook will be scribbled out. Some will be highlighted and starred. Many will be revised. In any case, many question marks should disappear."

"We achieve our goals by exposing our feelings, our history, and our dreams through the hard — seemingly impossible at times — work we are willing to perform to deliver a product of indisputable quality..."