My head is spinning - and not in a good way. More like Linda Blair from the Exorcist. We did not get approved today. We didn't NOT get approved, either - we got punted to next month (my term).
The county supervisor for the Providence District, Linda Q. Smyth, has requested more information about the project before she will recommend it to the full Board of Supervisors. The staffer that we need to work with to provide the answers is OUT OF THE OFFICE until February 1st. Do you know when I learned of this? Around 1pm today, the day of the meeting. So there is at least another month of being shut down.
What does this mean for MoBu? It means that we cross our fingers and hope we can float another month of expenses while not bringing in any income - and still have enough funds left to open. It also means that we are actively pursuing our hope of another location elsewhere in the county. We had hoped to open the new location in the greater Falls Church area first, as we consider that our home base and where most of you live. However, there is a space I've had my eye on for awhile that will not need a parking and traffic study, and that might be faster to open than our home base.
I appreciate all the messages of encouragement we have received, as well as the inquiries coming in daily on when will you be able to book birthday parties, why aren't we taking reservations for summer camp, and what in the heck is the hold up? I'm impatient as well.