Before and After Photos
When we purchased the building, it came with a dozen old coolers. Most of them were discarded immediately. Some were dismantled for their interesting windows or panels, which were incorporated into other projects. The beautiful 40s Deco-style deli case was put to use for several years, but retired after half a dozen expensive repairs. Two are still in use; an old deep freeze and a small beverage reach-in. Unfortunately, the coolers were responsible for much of the damage to the floor and subfloor, which required extensive repair with period fir flooring we acquired from a local source. We’ve refinished the floor several times, so it’s in better shape now than it’s been in for decades.
Because the renovations have been completed for the most part, there are just a few minor projects to complete before we reopen. We’ll give it another few coats of paint and upgrade the lighting for the gallery, but these tasks will be a piece of cake compared to what we’ve already done.