Lindsey, our photographer at Mindfield was off last week…so we have a lot to catch up on. She spent most of today at the castle taking pictures of all the work the team pulled together when she was out.
The most noticeable change would be the addition of the bar framing in the Republic Tavern. We’d been staring at lines on the floors for months – so seeing the knee wall in place is a big step towards better visualizing what goes where and what else will fit around it.This is what you’ll see upon walking into the restaurant. If you look past all the tools and stacks of drywall you can see the wood framing leaning off to the right. The bar runs parallel to Grand River along the front of the space. If it looks big to you – that was our reaction as well. There is a great bar back going in on the rear of the bar but even still, we hope you’re thirsty. We’ll have plenty of room for you.
If you look closely you can see we have stripped the paint off the recently revealed columns to highlight the bare steel surface. There are a total of 4 columns running from the back to the front of the space. They remain one of the coolest “finds” in Detroit’s G.A.R. building.
All photos by Lindsey Yeo