The space is 450sf and had been occupied by the previous tenant, a jewelry shop called The Blind Pilot, for over 30 years. When we fist saw the place it was filled with fixtures made of old wood and glass. It was dark and smelled of incense. At first I thought maybe I could use these and just build off of what was there. But they wanted us to buy the wood fixtures... which were old and funky.. and I soon realized that we were going to need to probably rearrange the space and start over.
So the first step was demoing the space:
|Checkout this old fuse box circa 1880s|
|Ray and Ed surveying the project|
As we pulled off the carpeting and wall coverings there were a few surprises we weren't prepared for.
One was that the floors were toast:
And we also found out that there was a nice redwood ceiling above the lowered ceiling tiles. So we decided to open up the vertical space and show off the original architecture.
Stay tuned for more updates!!