You kids sure love a party. Best guess is over 300 folks showed up to welcome Hugh to Midtown. All I know is we went through six cases of bubbly (and three bottles of San Pellegrino) in four hours. Drunks, the lot of you. Come back soon.
Here are some photos I cribbed from Facebook and Twitter of the event, since I didn't have a chance to think about getting someone to take pics at the party.
|Ted Balowski and Nick Gorga, founders of Hatch Detroit and the people|
who really made this happen. This isn't a red-eye problem by the way,
Ted's eyes actually look like that. It's weird.
|My old friends from Ann Arbor drove out, and got this pic of me with my family.|
That's my mom Peg Posch in the foreground, you may remember she was my pit bull
during the Hatch competition.
|Me giving thanks and extolling the importance of independent business in Detroit.|
They give our neighborhoods their personalities and they rule. Support them all.
|You know what was cool? Having a random photo show up on Twitter.|
This was it. Thanks @southernpantry!
|Jim, it's all about Hugh.|
|This is the view from the sales desk as I saw it, bleary-eyed by 9pm.|
|Let me assure you Hugh would not have happened without the help|
of my #1 guy, Dennis. I really look ridiculous here but he looks nice.
Those matching boutonniers are from Lisa at Pot & Box!
|There were lots of great gifts from folks, including this amazing arrangement|
from Lisa at Pot & Box, a fellow Hatch Detroit semi-finalist.
|It wasn't until after the party I read the card. Ain't she a peach?|
And speaking of thankhugh, THANK YOU everyone for really turning out and having fun. That is what Hugh is all about: having a stylin' good time in Detroit.