Saturday, September 6, 2008

Grand ReOpening, August 14, 2008

This is a picture of the front of the Houndstooth just a few hours before it reopened. The finished product turned out nicely. The building should be a real asset to University BLVD for years to come.

This is the bar area with all the finshing touches. Flat screen tv's line the walls all around the inside of the building.
This is the sitting area to the right as you walk in the front door.
This is a shot of the bar from the left side of the patron area.
The inside of the Houndstooth just a few minutes after it opened to the public.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

August 6, 2008, Site Meeting

The Houndstooth is in the last few weeks of completion. The final inspections have been completed by the fire department and city. The furniture and fixtures are being moved in along with t.v.'s mounted and pictures hung. The opening is scheduled for the second half of August. This will be in plenty of time for the first home football game.

The Houndstooth front entrance.

The front entrance from across the street.

Left rear.
Right rear
Dumpster enclosure.
Bar area.

Restrooms off of the pool hall area.
Men's restroom.
Women's restroom.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

July 23, 2008 Site Meeting

The pictures speak for themselves as far as the progress from last week. The target handover date from K&A to Doug is still on track for August 1. Doug is planning on a soft opening on August 11. The project should finish up smoothly the next couple of weeks. Scott believes that the building is very high quality construction even in light of the tight time schedule. The building should go for 20 + years without any major problems. Doug is pleased with the building and believes that it has the potential to be on of the top establishment of its kind in the whole state. The city and university should be pleased.

Patio area.
The sprinkler system pipe running from the building to the canopy can be seen in the middle of the picture.
Template for building sign is taped to front of building.

The bar top has been place on bar. It is waiting to be finished.

Final coat of paint being applied.

Left front of building.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

July 16, 2008, Site Meeting

Scott with K&A reported that he expects to hand the building over to Doug by August 1. This leaves two weeks worth of work to get the building completed so that Doug can begin moving in and training employees. Doug expects to have a soft opening on August 7. The wires for the flat panel t.v. has been pulled throught the existing conduit. You can see how big the cables were in the last picture just right of center. Scott said that axle grease did the trick. This saved a lot of time and money verses replacing all the conduit with larger conduit. The following issues were discussed:
  • Electrical hook up for cooler
  • Right patio exit steps
  • Question was raised about patio gates being set up for emergency exit.
  • Painting progress
  • Need to find contractor to who can apply finish to bar top.

Patio area. The railing is painted with final color. Two more coats will be applied.

View of side and right front of building.

Front entrance.

Rear view.

The block inside has a primer coat on it. The red section above the bar is the same color as the final block color. sheet rock will soon be primed and painted.

June 25, 2008, Site Meeting

View of front of building and canopy from the side street.

View of left front of building.

View of left side of building. Notice efis detail and brick detail.

View of area above the bar.

The bathroom has its first coat of paint and plumbing is stubbed in.

This is picture is taken from back wall of pool table area looking to the front. Notice duct work on ceiling. The duct work and ceiling will be painted black.

Rear of building.

Shot of bar area.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

June 11, 2008, Site Meeting

It has been several weeks since I was at the site and almost a month since I have updated the blog. I did not take pictures at the last site visit. As you can tell, the project has come along dramatically in the last month. The building is starting to really come together. The roof is complete enough for the drywall to be hung and finished inside the building. You will also notice all the conduit, duct, and sprinkler system pipe that has been run along the ceiling. The outside is looking good as well. The brick work has almost been completed. The windows will be installed as soon as the brick work is done. You will also not the dryvit work just under the roof over hang. This is going to add a nice touch to the outside finish.

This picture shows the sheet rock above the block. The block will be painted red and the sheet rock above will be a tan color.

This is a picture of the bar area. You will notice the finish area above the bar. Ceiling tiles will be placed inside this area to provide a cleanable surface above the bar.

The duct work is being installed.

This a picture of the frame for the right patio canopy.

The brick work is almost complete. The dryvit detail under the roof over hang is starting to take shape.

The view of Bryant Denny Stadium from the roof. You will notice finished metal roof color.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

May 7, 2008 Site Meeting

The major progress this week includes: electrical rough in, metal studs on exterior, mechanical rough in, roof framing, and exterior drywall. The major development is the power pole on the side street that had to be moved. The pole was determined to be too close to the building and roof over hang.

Roof frame work.

The power pole in the middle is the one that is being moved. The new pole is to the right with the orange cones around it.

The exterior dry wall has started to go up on the rear of the building. The brick will go on top of this.

The metal stud framing is above the front entrance. The exterior dry wall will go on top of this then the brick will continue up the building.