Cenote Cafe is open! It has been such a long process dealing with the City, but for the owners it is now finally and definitely worth it! Turning an old house (built in 1887) that hadn't been touched in about 35 years into a work of art was a labor of love, and there are many many people who made it possible.
There's a slide show here.
Owner Cody never did stand still that first day at all, but I did get him to pose with Erica (friend, barista, and aspiring actress - she's great by the way) the following morning ...
Cody and Mary told me that they'd like to write a book of their experiences to help other small businesses wade through the process, explaining (among other things) how the rules were changed on them mid-stream so many times that they lost count. Designs that were approved and built were then ordered to be changed as new ordinances were proposed. Suffice it to say, they're happy to help others just starting out.