01 July 2009

Got it

Our offer has been accepted. Mooli's, 50 Frith Street, Soho. Next door to Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club.

18 comments:

TaB said...

That is amazing. A thousand congratulatons. I am not sure I can convey the feelings and excitement I am feeling for Mooli's and the both of you.

Anonymous said...

TaB - the caps help. :)

@moolis - congratulations!

anon nyc

VxD said...

Terrific news! Congrats! Finally there is a physical coordinate to a dream!

And courtesy Google Street View, its just amazing to actually see what 50 Frith Street looks like! :) Exciting!

bc said...

fantastic.congratulations.
let the work begin.
good luck.

sameer said...

unbelievable. mathew, that was one hell of a closing hand! i got off the plane at houston, texas and saw the text and almost screamed!

VxD said...

Sam, maybe this will get you in a killer mode on the poker table! ;)

Gautam said...

Fuggin awesome!

When does the takeover of the world begin?

Fiachra said...

fantastic

Priyanka said...

Congratulations.... I can't wait to fall in love with Soho again because of Mooli's ;) P

Ankur said...

good stuff...congrats...

the real thing starts now!! best of luck.

SM said...

congratulations guys! the address has a great ring to it :)

Anonymous said...

I just wish I could sing 'Awwrright!' the way Feargal Sharkey does in 'Teenage Dreams'.

Anonymous said...

I see there's a Pret across the street from you.

I pity the fools.

sameer said...

it's finally happening and how.

Jonathan said...

The end of the beginning... The commitment of Sam and Mathew is
so impressive that it seems worthy of a quote from a former resident (allegedly) of 50 Frith Street:

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back-- Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
-Goethe

All the more reason to make your own bread?!...

VxD said...

Jonathan, great quote!

VxD said...

But the quote is wrongly attributed to Goethe. Could not help researching it. Here goes what I came across:

The Goethe Society of North America investigated this very subject over a two-year period ending in March 1998. The Society got help from various sources to solve the mystery of the Goethe quotation. Here's what they and others have discovered:

The “Until one is committed...” quotation often attributed to Goethe is in fact by William Hutchinson Murray (1913-1996), from his 1951 book entitled The Scottish Himalayan Expedition. The actual final lines from W.H. Murray's book end this way: “...which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!”

So now we know that it was the Scottish mountaineer W.H. Murray, not J.W. von Goethe, who wrote most of the quotation, but what about the “Goethe couplet” at the end? Well, it's not really by Goethe either. It's not clear precisely where the two lines come from, but they are only a very loose paraphrase of some words that Goethe did write in his Faust drama. In the Vorspiel auf dem Theater part of Faust you'll find these words, “Now at last let me see some deeds!”

It seems that Murray may have borrowed the supposed Goethe lines from a source that had similar words labeled as a “very free translation” from Faust by a John Anster. In fact, the lines quoted by Murray are just too far from anything Goethe wrote to be called a translation, although they do express a similar idea. Even if some online quotation references correctly cite W.H. Murray as the author of the full quotation, they usually fail to call into question the two verses at the end. But they are not by Goethe.

mathew said...

thanks very much. i needed that little lift tonight.