It’s been a while on these posts – we’ve been busy unpacking and opening Republic down on the first level (thanks to all of you who have come out to try the tavern, BTW).
All in all – it’s a lot of fun around here. You can’t help but smile as you walk through the doors each morning which the “boys in blue” once walked through themselves.
Still much work to do at Detroit’s Grand Army building. While phase 1 was the exterior of the building, phase 2 finished the restaurant spaces, common areas and Mindfield’s new home. Phase 3, which we begin this summer, are the spaces in between, the second and third levels. We will prep them and prepare to lease.
The team made one discovery this week – a previously unknown doorway. It had been hidden behind a plaster wall. We’ve no idea when it was covered up. As we’ve said, we have no original plans for the building and only a hand full of photos.
If you look closely, you can see the arched brick along the opening’s top. It was a quick patch for someone. The lathe ran an area not bigger than the opening itself.
We have a few cool “adds” coming soon. Mindfield is waiting on the rest of our furniture to be delivered and a few more original elements we’re putting back in place.
Keep an eye out.