Sunday, June 7, 2009

Finishing touches.

We've constructed many of the finishing touches to our petite coffeehouse on Cheney St. The infamous Bike Wall has been erected. And we couldn't be happier with the design. Here's a picture to see the beauty of it all and there's even a shot of the Bike Wall in action: a Redline crossbike has been hoisted up onto one set of the many arms sticking out from the steel structure. (Try to forget about the moving van in the background... I'd move it out of the way if I could... and don't mind the lady in pajamas in the second picture... that's just Mom.)

And if you haven't already noticed it in the background of this last picture... we've put up some countertops for the work area and the overhang signage above the garage door! All of the metal work was done by a good friend and loyal customer, David Kardonowy. Thanks to him and all his hard work, and we hope you all enjoy the pieces he's put together for The Hub as much as we do.

The design has all been laser cut from the piece. We plan to illuminate the cuts from behind, and give it an explosive, glowing effect to grab attention of passerbies. It's not visible in this picture, but at the far end of the piece to the left, there is even a quaint little coffee cup design cut from the steel. The sign says it all... Coffee and bikes.

The small amount of space we're working with in this tiny little car garage-turned-coffeeshop is proving to be a pain. But we're making some headway. One set of countertops are in... and we're pretty sure we've found a layout that will allow us to work behind the counter with sufficient room. In the end though, it will definitely be a cozy little squeeze to get back there. Anyhow, all that's left is to put up the counter directly opposite this one (the piece is cut and ready to mount) and then it's time to start moving in our equipment! And our beautiful little La Marzocco GB5... and if you don't know what I'm talking about you will soon enough.

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