Friday, July 29, 2011

BMW i3 Concept Revealed

I usually don't refer the followers of this blog over to my other blogs unless there is a significant news story about either the BMW ActiveE or future i3(megacity).  

The above picture is the just released concept of the 2013 BMW i3, the car that the MINI-E program was designed to help gather information for. This will be the first all electric car that BMW sells, since both the MINI-E and ActiveE are small lease only programs, and what all the work and investment that was made in the MINI-E and ActiveE programs was meant for. I'm still kind of busy getting the restaurant ready to reopen, but I had to do a post on my i3 blog now that BMW has finally released images of the car. You can read all about it HERE.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Little Bump in the Road

I have been blogging here about my experiences with my MINI-E for two years now and I have tried to post frequently so there is always something new to read about when people check back ever few days or so.

I apologize that I have been MIA for a few weeks now but I've been a bit distracted. On Tuesday, July 5th, there was a fire at my restaurant, Nauna's Bella Casa in Montclair. It seems that a roof fan somehow caught on fire and a good section of the roof was damaged. The Montclair Police & Fire departments did a fantastic job and saved the building and made sure nobody got hurt, which is obviously the most important thing. However, I have now been left with the task of rebuilding, which in itself isn't that difficult, but when you need to deal with the fire investigators, get permits & inspections for all the different trades doing work, plus get every little thing approved by the insurance company, it becomes a really big job.

Plus, I have 40 employees that are out of work and without pay so I'm working tirelessly to get reopened as soon as possible and get them all back to work. I do have insurance that will pay a portion of their salaries, but we'll probably be reopened before they see any checks with how slow the insurance company works.

Anyway, sorry for no new MINI-E posts, I'll be back as soon as I have the time to put something together. I'm still driving #250 every day and it's still going strong. Have a nice summer everyone, I'll be back to blogging soon.