Bookmen Stacks - Minneapolis
Monday: Project Complete
Greetings and welcome to the official Project Blog for the painting project @ Bookmen Stacks in Minneapolis. Your project will begin Tuesday 2/28. We are excited to be onsite with you!
Monday, March 6th: Back to the grind we go. We hope you all had a great weekend. We had some pretty great weather so hopefully you were able to take advantage of it! Unfortunately the Gophers couldn't hold out and beat the Badgers last night. They've moved to 4th in the Big10 Conference since Maryland lost on Saturday. There is a silver lining to all of this, the Gophers are ranked 4th and have a 2-game bye in the Big10 Tournament. The tournament starts Wednesday and the conference champ will be decided on Sunday with games being played in Washington D.C. It's an exciting week ahead for your favorite Big10 teams!
The crew at Bookmen Stacks wrapped up today. Thank you again for having us. It has been our distinct privilege working with and for you. We hope you enjoy your newly painted areas and are enjoying the cozy vibes from the elevator accent walls.
Cheers to warmer weather and an early spring!
Friday, March 3rd: Happy Friday everyone! We can't really complain with the Friday vibes, sun shining, and warm weather in sight! Any Gopher Men's Basketball fans? The team beat Nebraska 88-75 last night at The Barn for their 8th straight win! And coming up on Sunday, they'll face the Badgers for a good old-fashioned 'Border Battle.' The game is at 5pm if you want to tune in. Go Gophers!
The crew is working on the accent walls across from the elevator lobbies. And after some initial dismay regarding the dark accent color being applied, all concerns were assuaged when Andrea, Brett, and the board had the brilliant idea to re-hang the portraits to reflect more light into the space. And voila, the results were terrific! What initially appeared to be too dark, immediately became warm, inviting, and cozy, conjuring up images of the new darling of downtown Minneapolis, and Bookmen neighbor, The Hewing Hotel and Tullibee Restaurant.
Francisco paints the new color, 'Thunder Gray' on the accent wall.
The accent wall is just as warm and inviting as it's surrounding North Loop neighborhood.
Here's a glimpse of the Hewing Hotel Lobby and it's just as cozy as your newly painted accent walls.
Wednesday, March 1st: We can't believe it's already March!
March, you had one job.
Well at least this morning's snow has almost entirely melted. Leave it to Minnesota to get snow on March 1st. We are excited for this month's highlights, including the Spring Equinox on the 20th, March Madness, and St. Patrick's Day.
The crew is continuing their painting on the 4th floor and then moving down to the 2nd floor. Both of these floors will be finished by the day's end. The plan is to paint the accent walls facing the elevator lobbies tomorrow.
Francisco preps on the 4th floor.
Francisco and Mauricio are cruising through the 2nd floor.
Tuesday, February 28th: Welcome to the project blog for your project at Bookmen Stacks.We're getting things started today and we are excited to be onsite with you!
If you haven't had enough of the Oscar's Best Picture mix-up, Jimmy Kimmel gave a commical recap on his Late Night show last night. It seems as though they've gotten to the bottom of what happened.
Kimmel offers perspective on the Oscar mix-up.
Our project manager, Isaac was onsite this morning getting Victor and his crew started. The crew will be starting on the 9th and 4th floors painting the white walls. They'll then make their way down to the 2nd floor to paint those white walls. Later this week, they'll work on the accent walls across from the elevators. Stay tuned here for more progress updates and pictures as we make our way through your building.
FYI- there will be some tape that is left up overnight on the 4th floor. They've prepped the 4th floor and started in some areas. So if you can leave the tape right where it is, they'll be able to jump right in tomorrow morning. Thank you!
Your Bookmen Stacks crew: Mauricio, Victor- Site Supervisor, and Francisco
Wednesday, February 22nd: Greetings residents at the Bookmen Stack and welcome to the project blog for your painting project! We'll be getting underway next week, Tuesday 2/28.
Isaac, our project manager met with Andrea Hemingway and Brett Helgoe back in November and completed an onsite walk through to designate areas for completion. The scope of work includes following areas: 2nd floor hallway walls, 4th floor hallway walls, 9th floor community room hallway walls, 9th floor bathroom walls, white walls in entry lobby/vestibule, metal railings/skirt in west entry vestibule, garage elevator lobby wall opposite elevators, wall by fob panel outside of garage elevator lobby, garage lobby service doors/frame, and accent walls opposite the elevators on floors 2-8.
So, in summary, we're painting in a variety of areas throughout your building. Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we make our way through the building. We're anticipating the project should take about a week to complete.
Stay tuned right here on the blog for project updates, progress pictures, and some fun! We'll see you next week. Cheers!