This is a wistful post.
The client is in, the renovation complete, the space is back in service. This is good for the neighborhood and I like it.
But I blogged it in February and I miss the old look. See "Classical Coverup on North Highland."
The boards have a rusticating effect. The bricks match the existing bricks.
They cover a more delicate look.
It was last a Wolf Camera store. It had been empty for years. The renovation began in February.
Sturdy, muscular, solid, masculine. The gray "bottom" matches the gray architrave.
It's got a porch, you can get out of the rain.
The zigzags were in the original design.
It pulls it's woodiness from Atkins Park Restaurant.
It's neighbors to the south have renovations from another era.
You'll see this as you approach it from the north.
They renovated the inside too. The skylights were already there. It's a bright and deep arcade that can house several businesses.
The old stuff abides.
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