Bar top is being installed. Chairs and table tops are in. Kitchen is really taking shape. Behind the glass partition there will be 3 vertical pods from downstairs.
Things are happening so fast now, we can’t keep up posts on our blog. Flooring is in. Don’t mind the brown paper covering the floor, it’s for protection during the build-out. Tile work is done on the bar and kitchen walls.
Oh my, fresh greens from Old Market Greens downstairs make all the difference! We’ve built an elevator just to bring the pods up from downstairs into the kitchen. Fresh is an understatement for these greens.
The front outdoor sign is done! Thanks to American Lift & Sign Company for the build. Install should be Thursday. The growing towers for The Vertical Farm located in the basement of Gather-Omaha are built. We have some finishing up details, but planting will happen soon. The Vertical Farm will have a view room. You will be able to gather with friends, see and taste the latest harvest and buy some greens to go. Booths arrived for the back room. They are in our signature olive green, same color as our booths at Gather-Jackson Hole.
We’re getting so, very close. Getting to all the details. Front room is drywalled and painted. The front room will have a wonderful view of outside activities on Howard Street with large picture windows. Kitchen appliances have started to arrive. The kitchen will be fully visible from the front room. Bar has been tiled and coolers installed. Next the bar tops.
Happy July all! Progress is really happening fast at Gather In Omaha. Ceiling is painted, lighting is being installed. Drywall is done and painting has started. Front patio area is all cleared out. Next tweek he concrete will be poured. It’s starting to look like a restaurant!
Bonus update. The elevator is finished. This will carry the vertical pods from Old Market Greens under the restaurant to the kitchen area. Absolutely the freshest greens EVER! The bathrooms use a dimensional type of tile. Pretty cool. The tiles are the same size, but have varying thicknesses throughout the tile, giving them a “dimensional” quality. Picture window is installed on the wall going down to Old Market Greens (OMG). The window will showcase the OMG sign. There will be a separate entrance for OMG customers just inside gather-omaha. OMG will supply Gather-Omaha it’s greens, but it will also have carry-out available during restaurant hours.
Lots of updates. Best one is the front patio area being removed. The old metal (uncomfortable) seating is gone. Started to paint ceiling. Bar is taking shape.
Pictures don’t show it, but it’s coming together. Central air and heat is working. Most of the drywall is completed. As we’ve been building, we’re discovering lots of historical pieces of architecture throughout the building that have been covered up over time. One of our favorites is the center ceiling beam. It had been painted and covered up for years. We were going to paint it, but after looking at it, we decided to leave it as is. It matched our gather character. Also the north wall has so much to say, hate to cover it up. Oh if this wall could talk, the stories it could share!
Building is really starting to cook. Most of the drywall and electrical is finished. We also have a back deck area along with front street seating. Bonus for you! Also did you know Gather In Omaha will have a vertical farm in the basement (a.k.a. Old Market Greens)? Oh yeah! It will supply Gather In Omaha with freshest, crispest, all-natural greens + you can buy greens as take out too.