As a public space, which is what a restaurant is in essence, we are required to have a fire alarm system installed. After soliciting (quite a few) bids we decided on the cheapest, which doesn't mean that we will always go for the cheapest bid, but in this case we did.
Today, Joe started running the wires for the smoke detectors and pull stations (those are the little red boxes with a little handle by the entrances, which trigger the alarm manually). After we have everything walled up, he'll be back and install the pull stations, smoke detectors, and strobe lights (DISCO!!!).
We also received the duct work for the beer hall A/C today. After finally finding someone willing to take on this project in the first place, and endless discussions of options, we decided to go for spiral ducts, as they would be the least invasive, and more pleasant to the eye than a boxy duct, and much cheaper than high velocity A/C or ductless A/C. Unfortunately part of the delivery was missing, and some parts were wrong. Oh well, it could have been worse.