Scaffolding and paint prep

Top: Amanda from EverGreene is prepping the walls

Center: Mike and Nick from EverGreene are prepping the aisle walls (where the brown covering used to be).

Bottom: Berg Scaffolding has the first stage set up.

Seats are wrapped

The seats, which were removed for restoration last year at this time, were wrapped today, getting ready for the scaffolding.

Sidewalk demolition

Lots of things were happening in Hoquiam today! Many of the downtown area sidewalks are being rebuilt and the 7th Street Theatre is fortunate to be part of the project. While this was going on, our ceiling restoration contractor was loading in, and our new tenant was preparing her space for her new clothing store. This is a short video of the sidewalk demo being done by Granite Construction.


New tenant coming soon

The space formerly occupied by the Sweet Shoppe is getting ready for a new tenant, Pure Clothing. Check out Jokay’s blog page. One final cleaning on Sunday and the keys will be handed over on Monday the 2nd. Welcome Pure Clothing!

Fun things that board members can do

Well, the plastering will start very soon, and as you can see — we are ready! EverGreene Architectural Arts was awarded the project, and the board is extremely confident that EverGreene will do a professional and historically accurate restoration of the ceiling. Jeff Greene, of EverGreene, was hired by the theatre earlier this year to conduct an investigation of the historic finishes in the 7th Street. Because we have met Jeff, seen his presentation, and are aware of the experienced staff, we are very pleased that EverGreene will be taking care of the theatre’s ceiling.

Ceiling update

It won’t be long before restoration of the historic atmospheric ceiling will be started. We had 28 prospective contractors come to the walk-through today and bids will be opened next week. Soon after that — the project will begin and we plan on it being completed before the end of January 2010. Stay tuned for more pictures and updates in the next few weeks.