Remodel and Second Floor addition. I used historic pictures of the building from 1927 to recapture the Original Spanish Style. We removed the dry wood ceiling to expose the structure, added 2 commercial kitchens, installed numerous roll up doors and new skylights which were originally train cabooses . We also added new offices, 2 new walk in coolers and a giant new bar . A moment frameopens the space between the back bar and the new rectangular bar, and we rearranged and remodeled the bathrooms. I rendered a back lit keg room with windows and tap lines for the customers, and they built the feature based on my renderings and the construction documents. I also fought to keep their sidewalk cafe by locating the original encroachment agreement which Development Services had lost. This was a fun and challenging project.
When I first visited this historic site at 5th and Market, the ground was exposed and the entire building required structural retrofitting. It was a challenging project because it was historic (late 1890s) and the restaurant/bar/night club has a high occupant load. There was an existing basement which turned into Ginger's Martini Lounge at the same time.