We wanted to share another batch of pictures from the upstairs. This will probably be the last round of pictures that highlight the building’s undisturbed past before work on the project begins.
We also love the stamped metal ceiling tiles on the ground-floor ceiling. These will be saved, refurbished, and used for the coffee shop ceiling.
In addition to the renovations downstairs, the second story is also going to get a facelift. We wanted to share some pictures before any construction begins.
The upstairs has been largely undisturbed for decades. A fire in the building to the south claimed the staircase in the mid to late 1960s. When that building (presently Tedford Insurance) was rebuilt as a one-story building, it left our second story as a bit of a time capsule. Accessible only via a ladder, the second story contained two apartments as well as several offices.
Please enjoy the pictures and thank you for your interest in our project.
The demolition portion of our construction project began this past Monday. The crew began bright and early and made quick work of removing the awning and metal facade.
Once the metal facade was peeled away, some intricate brickwork was revealed.
Windows that hadn’t seen light in decades were uncovered, as well.
The demolition project moved to our building’s interior, too. On the inside, the drop ceiling tiles and insulation were removed and revealed detailed stamped ceiling tiles from another time.
We are thankful to this crew for their part in this first stage of historical restoration. This process will continue throughout the summer, fall, and into the winter. We will try to post regular updates of the progress to document the project. Thank you for your interest in our coffee shop! We can’t wait for it to open and begin serving the community.
We are changing the face of Manvel Avenue in Chandler. Restoring a piece of old Route 66 back to its glory days. While we do that, we’re also going to be adding a new place to stop in, have a hot cup of coffee, and maybe even get some work done. You’ll be able to follow along with our progress right here. We’ll be posting pictures of the construction and let you in on a few secrets regarding what is to come along the way. So follow along here, on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter to catch all the latest about the future of Manvel Avenue.