The repairs are pretty much finished at this point. Lots of sanding, painting, patching, more painting, and more patching. Now, we pretty much sit on our hands for a week before we let you miscreants back in to mess it all up again.
Most of the benches are re-upholstered, and all of the carpet has been replaced in the corner booths and entry halls:
We have a curtain behind the stage now. It's a subtle change, but I think it really reads much more as a "stage" than it did with just a flat black wall. Eventually we're also going to put some sound foam behind the curtain to help with audio reflections, which should make the room a little easier to mix.
The concrete at the back door is repaired, and it has a sexy new steel nose, to hopefully keep it intact for longer in the future as road cases and various other heavy things bang it (for example, your mom):
And something good has come of our recent miserable weather: the last week of nearly-continuous rain has already given our new sign exactly the kind of character that I had been hoping for!
There have been a few minor disagreements we still need to resolve, unfortuantely. For example, our plumber didn't quite understand what the minimum acceptable percentage of attempts to flush a toilet should result in an actual flush (my opinion being "100%") and our bar staff didn't quite understand what percentage of the surfaces behind the bars should be clean (again, I'm gonna go with "100%"). But the beatings will continue until hygiene improves.