And that's all well and good. But let's just say the process could be different. Improved, even.
For example, by adding a very, very large roof deck.
Introducing Republic Social House, an unapologetically sharp hamlet of in-town merrymaking, soft-opening early next week in Grant Park.
On any given night here, you might catch a rogue pocket of Buckhead's sundressed finest curiously batting eyelashes across the room at a table of aptly mustachioed art students. You'll enter through the ground floor, where the mammoth bar—adorned with flat-screens and 10 jars of infused booze (think bacon bourbon and habanero tequila)—is a mere prelude to what awaits you upstairs.
There you'll find the aforementioned behemoth of a rooftop, where you'll claim a high-top, soak in the skyline and grab one of RSH's 12 signature melts (like the Love You Long Time, with seared ahi, muenster cheese and ginger wasabi dressing).
Now for a few noteworthy asides: every time the temperature meets or exceeds 95 degrees, you'll be privy to $1 beers on the rooftop, and every night at the stroke of 1:38am (because they can), time stands still as you and the rest of the bar unite over a gratis round of whiskey shots.
We hear Norm's considering relocating.