Our team’s have been chipping away at all aspects of bringing the restaurant outlets on-line at Detroit’s G.A.R. building.Last week the team toured a number of Chicago restaurants checking out design cues and the latest in popular fares in that market. 3 days and probably 25 different diners, bars and restaurants stirred the imagination of the chef, GM and interior designer. (Not to mention Sean, Tom and David)
Meanwhile back here, the work has been just a productive, if not a lot messier. Our crew has wrapped the final round of demo in the space which will become the diner.The last of the original ceiling was too far damaged to be saved for future use, the plaster and lathe was destroyed by years of rain and snow falling through the turret hatch opening.The teams have placed plywood along the exterior walls to prevent damage to the glass, the entire exterior was restored in 2013.There were still 20 to 30 cast iron radiators left in the G.A.R. (scrappers seem to leave those behind). Here are a dozen waiting to be recycled.
Photos by Mindfield’s Lindsey Yeo