The stage has been poured with concrete and the wood cover is going on now. Amazing to see floor plugs for electricity, microphone and speaker plugs being done in such a neat way. Sound panels on the ceiling and walls installed, lighting grids and Meyer Sound equipment arriving in next few days for installation. Already, the main performance space sounds great acoustically, looks really cool, and it is clear how nice a show will be in this space.
The main curtain wall, 30 feet tall, 120 feet deep has been framed and is being installed with more glass every few hours–this is a huge wall. The building then will be fully buttoned up and we then turn on our air-conditioning. Painting, wood trim, lighting fixtures, we are in the final push to complete and still very much on target to finished on August 1st and ready for our first show on August 15th. Inside the new wood floors, bars are being sanded, and various coats of stain, sealer, and other smells permeate throughout the place.
We are starting to see the arrival of furniture, tables, chairs, kitchen equipment, and lots of cardboard boxes. We have ordered a few extra dumpsters for just the wrapping material on the 600 chairs, there really is a lot waste with all of that stuff coming. But it feels like a big birthday party starting to happen with the unwrapping. Another week of this and we starting putting it all into place.
Check out the latest photos from City Winery Chicago including one of the City Winery exterior signs, taken by our neighbor, The Breakfast Queen, Ina Pinkney, of Ina’s across the street from City Winery!