Fall 2007

Dear Neighbors, There's right much news from this end of the street. Here are some highlights: Since we've been working like fiends on the design and construction of the Proximity Hotel and Print Works Bistro, we've been dining at Lucky 32 a lot. We like it and it's right next-door. The food and service at Lucky's is better than ever. ... Read More

Summer 2007

Dear Neighbors, We are in a race to finish the Proximity Hotel and Print Works Bistro, which will open late summer/early fall. Like a lot of races around here, sometimes we feel like we’re going in circles! Read on, and you’ll get some news about that, some bragging about a few of the amazing people with whom we get to ... Read More

Autumn 2006

Dear Neighbors, It has been a good while since we’ve sent one of these communiqués. It’s not that we don’t love you; it’s just that we haven’t had much news. In this letter you’ll get an update on the Proximity Hotel and her restaurant. You’ll also learn about some special holiday happenings and about the lengths to which our team ... Read More

Autumn 2005

Dear Neighbors, Proximity is near. The Holidays are around the corner. The Kitchazoic Era is dawning. And better beef est arrivé! Cryptic enough? Cheers! Dennis Quaintance & Nancy King Quaintance Proximity Is Near (And We Would Love Your Ideas!)The Proximity Hotel is near—both chronologically and geographically. This new hotel and its yet to be named restaurant will be built in ... Read More

Summer 2005

Dear Neighbors, If this outfit were a mammal, it would be an elephant. We'd be an elephant because of its twenty-two month gestation period. We're pretty good at getting things started but…some things just take a while. Case in point: our Proximity Hotel project. It's coming along nicely, but, because it’s our intent that this first hotel become a model ... Read More

Winter 2004

Dear Neighbors, Come June 5th our first-born (Lucky 32 Restaurant) will be fifteen years old. We are not dealing with pimples or braces, but we have decided that this would be a good time to give her (and her latter-born sisters) some loving attention. This attention started with an honest look-see using our “Oklahoma Eyes.” (That is what we call ... Read More

Autumn 2004

Dear Neighbors, We’re expecting! — And, again, it’s twins! We are always excited to add to our little family of “purpose centered” businesses, and we are anxious to share the news. If the powers greater than ourselves are willing and the creeks don’t rise, the hospitality stork will deliver a spanking new hotel with its loving sister restaurant to Greensboro ... Read More

Winter 2003

Dear Neighbors, No matter how hard one might try, “you cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.” A lot of the food that’s available in these parts makes us think of that old sow’s ear. That’s not to say that we’re embarrassed by our food, we just know there is no substitute for starting with the best ... Read More

Autumn 2003

Dear Neighbors, I think I have had my 15 minutes of fame. In early September I flew to Boston to pick up one of the first 26 new London Taxis imported to the U.S., and the first one to be put into service for an American hotel. I was a pretty famous hombre driving this nifty rig down the New ... Read More

Summer 2003

Dear Neighbors, Q: What includes twelve hotels, thirty-eight restaurants, pigs as happy as, well, pigs in Thornton, Iowa, fourteen days, (Lucky) 3200.3 miles, a set of 4H year old twins and two blissful parents? A: Our QFBA III (Quaintance Family Big Adventure III) Road Trip, “Okoboji and Back,” or: “How to be as happy as a gopher in soft dirt.” We had ... Read More