Just when we think there is not much left to discover in Detroit’s G.A.R. building, she sends us a little bit of a surprise. Most recently Nick, our project manager, texted us photos of a detail he had uncovered.One of our favorite elements of the building has always been the columns found on all of the upper floors. Even under the decades of paint, their decorative capitols stand out and will make a great element to each of the new offices. On the first floor, in what will be the Republic Tavern, we have been walking around what look(ed) boring old square supports. Or so we thought.One day a few weeks back, Nick had a few free moments and a curiosity as to why these 4 or 5 were so ugly. And a hammer. This past week, we took the time to reveal a whole new aesthetic for the restaurant. An original detail for what was originally an open market will again see the light of day on the renovated first floor.Not sure if Nick reads this blog… if so, lunch is on us.
(and check out Nick’s t-shirt. He gets it!)
Photos by Mindfield’s Matt Reznik