O.K with just 2 weeks to go, we thought it would be nice to reflect on where we started and where we are now at with the building of The Pantry.
I think you will agree that you really needed to have a good imagination to see a restaurant and deli in the space where Vernon Smith was.
Once all the carpets were out the way we then needed to demolish some old changing rooms to make space for all those seats that we will need.
When the shop was made empty and had light pouring in from the front and side windows, it wasn’t hard for us to see the potential of the property.
We decided to remove the false ceiling as it felt like an office; our plan is to leave the roof cavity open for a trendy industrial look.
To our and the builders surprise the ceiling was a bit worse for ware, adding an extra week of work… scaffolding, plaster boarding, and plastering. I don’t envy our carpenters and plasterers!
Removing the false ceiling really opens up the space; making the room feel bigger and more airy like a New York loft, (well we think so any way)!
It’s all starting to come together now, with the roof finished, colours chosen and light fittings decided on. The whole thing feels more real and the excitement is creeping up. Two weeks to go….