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Video of El Barrio When it was still Storkland

Want to see El Barrio before it was a restaurant? Check out Joe Walker’s video!

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Urban Gardening

Ginkgo trees line 2nd Avenue. The city plants them in 4 foot square tree wells every 25 feet or so. The trees look great and add a lot of warmth to the neighborhood. The city does not plant or cover the … Continue reading

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Making the Mural

It was hard for me not post pictures of the mural while it was in process. I have a terrible time keeping my mouth shut, particularly when I’m excited about something. I was already living upstairs when Shane B started … Continue reading

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El Barrio Dining Room Preview

It should have been obvious, but it’s recently come to my attention that Jeremy Erdreich must be a much smoother talker than I: He convinced El Barrio to let him post some dining room pictures, in particular the mural about … Continue reading

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CO for El Barrio

Congratulations to El Barrio for receiving their Certificate of Occupancy on Monday. Next up: Health Department and some extra restaurant specific CO that I don’t quite understand. I can’t publish pictures of the dining room yet, but it doesn’t look like … Continue reading

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Secrets and Lies!

I lied about not showing any more pictures of the dining room. I took a couple of shots that don’t reveal any of the surprises. Appleseed repaired the floors around the front of the restaurant. Previously these areas had risers … Continue reading

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El Barrio Taking Form

With the framing complete, Appleseed has almost finished hanging sheet rock. They’ve also started some of the trim in the dining area, using reclaimed wood on the walls, benches, and booths. In addition to the walls, the HVAC units have been installed and … Continue reading

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Konnichiwa, Benches!

Appleseed has started building out El Barrio’s benches and booths. There will be three full booths in the back against the wall and a line of tables with bench seats along the Eastern wall. The front nooks, which were display … Continue reading

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Backhoe Submarine

Artwalk was a great success this weekend, bringing in over 10,000 visitors into the Loft District. People filled the streets shopping for art, listening to music, seeing live performances, and visiting lofts and businesses in the area. Before the event … Continue reading

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Concrete… Oooh my!

Still breathing heavy from my scorching-hot 3-part series featuring piles of dirt? Well hold on to you pants. We’re getting to the good stuff: concrete slabs. What?! Not enough, you say? OK, maybe I can throw in a little framing, … Continue reading

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