Friday, March 9, 2012
Progress on our Studio/Store in St. Pete!
The plans for the work at Painting with Fire Studio in St. Pete were approved last week. So far, they've installed an ADA bathroom, a drinking fountain, replaced the electrical for the lighting on the workshop side and the retail side, installed gas for on-demand hot water. Over the next two weeks, a new ceiling with track lighting will go in, along with A/C and a ventilation system. After that, the rooftop deck and new awning get installed.
This has been a MAJOR undertaking! Of course, the budget continues to rise as they find deficiencies in the space as a result of non-permitted work being done over the years. But it's all good. We have an excellent general contractor, Fred Dion, (who's related to Celine Dion btw). Fred calls us everyday with updates ... sometimes twice a day. The project couldn't be in better hands.
I can't believe that I'll be a full-time resident of St. Petersburg in late April and I haven't packed one box yet!