Tuesday, September 22, 2009
109 East Grace Street before and after
I think this means the building is finished and ready for occupancy. So, what do you think?
Funny thing is, the building has just showed up on the Thalhimer website. Each twin retail space is 1,050 square feet. Of course, you already know how I feel about the paint job but again I have to question their choices. Since the space has been split up into two separate stores; what two retail operations (unless they were related businesses) would want to look "exactly" the same? Especially when that look is so high profile?
The building was built in 1935, which explains the Art Deco influence. What they recently added:
Shiny, reflective, stamped metal and...
attractive copper and steel sconces.*
A look inside:
(Pictures taken through the glass window)
I have to admit I really like the interiors with the skylights and the tin ceilings. I'll have to chat up the workers next time so I can go in. You see, the exterior of the building seems like two stories; much taller than the interior, so I'm curious as to what you see through the skylight. Is there really a higher floor or does the building have a false front on top of the first floor?
They have been on 24-hours a day since they were installed. What's up with that?