Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New building! video

It was an exciting day yesterday, we closed on a new building. It's been in the works for a while (some may say years) but finally we can jump into the renovations. There is much to be done. The bottom floor will house the Blackbird Letterpress printshop, and maybe a small retail space. The plan for the upstairs is to one day be our home. It's gutted at the moment which leaves us many possibilities. I'll share the progress as it develops. It's gonna take a while. It sits adjacent to the Catholic cemetery that was established in 1824. It is quite beautiful and I look forward to getting to know our neighbors. I'd like to say our neighborhood is up and coming (the printshop and my husband's metalworking shop is just down the street, so we know it well) industrial? not really. It's an area that thrived in the mid 20th century with car dealerships and the largest department store in this part of the state. Now there are vacant lots and buildings, though slowly some are beginning to be filled again. One day, on the deck, we'll be able to look out over the old cemetery full of cedar and live oaks with the tip of the capitol building peeking over the trees. Here is a silly video of David christening the new venture. (yes, the bottle chipped the brick, oops)

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