Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Upstairs front office floors get new lease on life.

Artist Billy Mustard and Richard check out the railings in lofts. Billy is doing a good bit of the iron works and other finishes.

Painting Beams in 701CCA Gallery

Tile going in bathrooms

There has been a good bit of debate on saving the walls with their history of paint and plaster and life...
Some of us (Richard, myself and many more important people....) would like to keep as much of the old wall look as possible while others would rather see the clean white sheet rock walls. The brick was not an option according to the historic magic wand that gives tax credits.

The walls have been sprayed with a sealer.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Closer than it was...

Everything is really taking shape now.

It is AMAZING how this building is transforming.

Remember the big pink building that sat here a couple of years ago?

Check out this short video that shows how 701 is coming along.


OCT 23rd will be the official OPEN HOUSE for 701 Whaley along with Historic Columbia Foundation's annual fundraiser.

The evening will include participation from the local neighborhood associations, live entertainment and other surprises.
More info to follow.

The State Paper came by to check out the space and ran a couple of articles.

Here are the updates:
Applied for Certificate of Occupancy for Sept. 1st.!
Tile, curb, gutter and pavers are going in.
All dry wall is up, priming has started.
Colors are being selected.
Wood floors being sanded.

Tile in loft bathroom.

Interest in the space is accelerating!
701 Center for Contemporary Art is setting up shop in the upstairs gallery and will occupy one of the live/work spaces with an artist in residence. 701 CCA plans to open in Oct. A local restaurateur is planning to open an organic bistro in the right hand storefront and a collection of non-profits are interested in the upstairs offices.

It all fits the vision for this grand old building.
It is confirmation that saving this building is well worth it.