Jacobs Gallery’s March Update
It’s amazing how much easier it is to envision a new space once the studs are up. Not only that, but the sheetrock has been put up inside the pods!
As most of you know, Scott and Sharon have acquired an impressive vintage motorcycle collection over the years and what better place to display them than in our beautiful Gallery?
We chose to frame and sheetrock certain parts of the building either to protect brittle areas of brick or to hide weird imperfection from whoever built this place over 100 years ago. Apparently, levels didn’t exist back then because almost every wall is crooked.
There are also sections of the building that we purposely left exposed to showcase its unique character. For example, the stucco near the meat locker (aka Hat Room) was carefully chipped away so the entire 15’+ brick wall underneath could be visible to everyone that comes inside.
Paul and Sharon discuss plans for the main fireplace that will sit near the front of the store (the white boxed in space in the photo above).
Everyone will be able to enjoy the fire on a cold winter day as they admire our glassware and other bar accessories that will be displayed on either side of the fireplace.
As the project moves along, we continue to keep the historic integrity of the building at the forefront of almost every decision.
The red staircase and railings are being replaced within the next couple weeks to bring the building to code. Right now, the railing is about ten inches too short!
The loft above our storage room is going to be Sharon’s and mine where we will be able to watch over the entire Goldberg side of our gallery.
There’s a viewing room to the left in the back of the photo where customers have the opportunity view a single piece in private over a glass of wine.
We will be working directly with a local company, SoDak Honest that repurposes fallen trees and other items to make tables, benches and retail fixtures.
Now, we have the commercial kitchen sheet-rocked and ready for appliances to make it look and feel like a working kitchen.
I took a photo just to give you an idea of how crooked everything is.
Can you see how the new beams drop down lower on the left side than they do on the right? That shows us that the ceiling on the Treber is leaning just like Main Street outside!
Thankfully, Paul and his team have made it as level as possible.
After long days spent in the Gallery, we let our hair down and enjoyed the beautiful outdoors. Here is the fearless team of us girls that made 46 hours in our Sprinter van fly by with deep conversation and laughter.