We will be documenting our progress here, so stay tuned for all of the exciting updates!
(or scroll to the bottom of the page to see the changes from the beginning)
3 days til opening, and Steve AND his wife Janet are smiling! The floors are sanded and the paint is dry. The reservation book is filling up for Thursday's dinner. Will he make it??? #Facelift2016 #WestBankCafe #LaurieBeechmanTheatre #GoSteveGo
5 days left and Steve’s smile is growing. Only THIS man would dare to wear black as the dust settles. What is his plan for the shovel? Will he make the deadline?#Facelift2016 #WestBankCafe #LaurieBeechman #GoSteveGo
Oh my! Steve is smiling and the paint is almost dry. Huge turnaround from being a sad clown. 4 days left. Tic tocky Stevie! Say it….Steeeeveeee, Steeeeveeee!#Facelift2016 #WestBankCafe #LaurieBeechmanTheatre #GoSteveGo
Steve again. Now 5 days left for this project. He roped his pal David and that lady in the background to help with the painting. Fingers crossed!#Facelift2016 #WestBankCafe #LaurieBeechmanTheatre #GoSteveGo
This is Steve with six days left. He appears calm OR he is calmly hiding panic. If I were him I wouldnt even have stopped to have this picture taken.#Facelift2016 #WestBankCafe #LaurieBeechmanTheatre #GoSteveGo
The final countdown to the big reveal has begun!
This is Steve. He's just a man. A man working against time with a mission and without a TV crew to fake it. Can he facelift his beloved West Bank Cafe in 1 week?
He looks semi-confident but IS that enough? Keep checking back for photo updates, and in the mean time chant "Steeeeve, Steeeve, Steeeeeve" for moral support.
We were very excited to try out our new floor as it began to be installed today.
Today we began the turn toward the new, with some of our new ceiling tiles.
A panoramic picture to show the demolition in progress
The changes continued today as our old flooring was removed.
Big changes have begun: Today our old ceilings removed.
The amazing artist Mario Arevalo desgined our window coverings for 'Facelift 2016'.
(also seen above)
The work has begun: The banquettes were removed in preparation for the updated floor.
Our restaurant manager Selah Grace and the staff gather for family meal before dinner service to go over details for the night and prepping for our hiatus.
The stage of The Laurie Beechman Theatre on 1/3/16. All of the Beechman furniture has been moved on stage to make way for the furniture from upstairs to be stored in the theatre during 'Facelift 2016'