New Location – Major Renovation

The big news for Studio 12 in 2016 is that we are moving to a new location. Gary and I have been full steam ahead on th2014-04-01 10.03.12e renovation of our new building located at 41008 hwy 12 in Avon. In the last blog post I focused on the first steps of the renovation which focused on the outside of the building.  In this post we are going inside.

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The old kitchen, potentially a new pottery kiln room for the Studio

Come on in and take a look around inside and see what work is in store for us. The building has been around since the early 80’s accumulating thirty years worth of history and stuff!  There have been several different restaurants in the building and as we enter through the back we see the kitchen. Yep, as you can see there is a lot of work to be done in this area, but it has great potential for the new kiln room.

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The wood floor had potential

Adjacent to the kitchen is the remnants of the old Oceana’s Bistro bar.  Behind the bar was the area that received the worst water damage with caved in ceiling and rotted wood floor. At first we thought the damage to the wood floor was isolated to the back end behind the bar. We thought that with a little TLC we could bring this wood floor back to life.  But as it turns out the rot went to the sub floor and in the end this entire floor had to be removed.

In the beginning when the building was first built is was a restaurant with a kitchen in the back  and customer seating in the front.  Over the years walls were put up and the building was divided into separate retail spaces.

View of the South Side of the building looking out toward hwy 12

A view of the North Side

The North side of the building held various retail stores as well as at one point a residence. Throughout this side of the building there was a mixture of maroon carpet and red tiling. The walls, contained a mixture of cedar paneling, slat wall with a popcorn ceiling throughout. A hodge podge of items were scattered throughout the space2014-04-14 12.43.57 including couches, shelving, and a refrigerator (full of rotten food). Gary probably wishes there was an olfactory app so you could share in his direct experience of cleaning this place out.  But I am glad to spare you those details!  Needless to say we had our work cut out for us just to clean out the place. There were numerous trips to the local garbage transfer station, too many for Gary to even count.  But after a few weeks the debris was cleared out.  And then the real work began. More about that in our next post!  Here are a few more pictures of the inside.2014-04-01 10.10.43

Lots of clean up was needed

Lots of clean up was needed

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Another view of the old kitchen

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