I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend. I know I sure did!
I wanted to share some new photos that Sharon just sent from Deadwood. She will be there for the week to check on the progress and attend more meetings so that we are sure to open on time.
Now that the plumbing is in on the Goldberg side, (as shown in the background) we can finish putting the rest of the plywood down! Yippee!
Here is our meat locker built between 1893-1901. This photo was taken early on in the renovation. Since then, the ceiling and floor around it have been ripped up and the stilts it sits on are exposed and waiting to be taken out.
These cement footings will be the new home of the enormous meat locker that we’re turning into a Hat Room. Inside, there will be a number of unique hats to choose from.
Once the flooring is down around the footings, we will be ready to move it. This will take the entire crew plus volunteers to safely relocate the locker across the room.
Right now, it sits fully assembled in order to avoid damage.
This is “the Treber side”. As you can see, it needs some work, but luckily the floor is in better shape than the Goldberg (left) side, so we will be able to lay the floor more quickly.
FACT OF THE DAY:
We refer to the left side as Goldberg and right as Treber because when the building was established in 1876, it was originally two separate stores. Goldberg was a grocery store and Treber was a liquor store. Since then, the past owner blew a hole through the adjoining brick wall to more easily walk from one side to the other.
It may look like we have a lot to do, but Charlie and his new friend, Paul of P&L Construction are making sure everyone works hard in order to open on time.
Till next time!