Brad A. Brailsford
I'll be glad to help advise and plan the next reunion, keep me in your loop.
Let's consider (in brief) what elements made the 40 so enjoyable. Hackneys provided ample space and attentive service. At Hackneys, our group had the run of a private conference room, a frequently refreshed and rotating buffet and a reasonably priced wet bar with friendly staff. When we entered TRAX the hostess was so focused on her cell phone she didn't even acknowledge us until I tapped the front desk. When I said we were here for the NTW class reunion she just pointed to an obscure door in back and continued texting. The buffet at TRAX was set up, left unattended and open to the elements for the duration. When the plastic plates were gone, I mentioned that to the bartender who said "I don't have any up here, you need to talk to someone downstairs." And after spending $120.00, TRAX charged us $11.00 for a bland house wine in a small plastic cup and $3.00 for a simple softdrink, really! The annoying and random traffic from other TRAX patrons, drifting thru our party and sampling the buffet, was also disconcerting.
Long story short; Hackneys good choice, TRAX not so good.
Also missing from the 45th were copies of our year books and the very tasteful memorial / tribute to our lost classmates.
Stay well everyone, hope we all maintain our good health and continue to thrive.