This is a much needed update that many people have been asking for. We have been working very hard and as fast as possible because everyone is anxious to come and enjoy Pathos, including us!
In recent posts, you have seen pictures of the new utilities going in to this bare building. Everything had to be brand new and done correctly including the sewers, gas main, water main, structural steel beams, roof, etc. This was no easy task but we demanded that things were done right and so it has! With the efforts of our creative contractor, city workers, and family members, we feel that our product will be beyond our expectations.
I have spent the last few months meeting and greeting city counsel members, chamber of commerce members, neighboring business owners and local citizens to unite Pathos into its new home of Berkeley. The response I have received has been overwhelming and extremely heartfelt with the generosity that has been shown. If I know anything, it's that networking and putting in face time is a very important part of a successful business. It has turned out that this part of the job has been the most rewarding so far. The people that I have met are fantastic and I become more and more excited to be a part of such a close knit city.
Looking back from my first picture posts to now really shows just how much work we have had done to this building. Many people do not realize how much goes into a brand new build out especially for a restaurant. We made the decision to start from scratch so that we have it the way we want it rather than going into an existing restaurant and being stuck with something that we had to put up with. There are many benefits of doing everything from scratch being that I know this building inside and out, every pipe and fitting, every circuit and breaker. There are no surprises. It takes a little longer with more effort but the final product is something that we can be proud of and achieved on our own.
Here are a more pictures:
|Fire line for sprinkler system being installed. This was a big project that took a while. Coordinating with the fire department, the city, and subcontractor on getting the job done.|
|4 foot trench needed to access water line for fire system.|
|This is the fire riser coming into the building.|
|Completed fire riser. This is where the fire department would hook up their hoses to distinguish a fire.|
|All the way up to the sprinklers.|
|These little guys are everywhere! Better to be safe than sorry! Berkeley doesn't mess around when it comes to fire safety.|
|Upstairs office space and storage room.|
|These are the stairs going up to the office and storage room.|
|office and storage doorways.|
|We had the roof rafters sandblasted. They look brand new and couldn't be happier with how they came out!|
|Kitchen wall plumbing and electrical.|
|Passed plumbing inspection finally. We couldn't wait to close up the floor!|
|Right after we poured concrete trenches.|
|From the front entrence looking into the bar (right) and kitchen (back left)|
|Final kitchen framing being completed.|
|Kitchen ready for sheetrock and equipment.|