so finally, someone bought that place! it’s so huge; as work was done on it, it seemed to become even bigger! but now: with a separate bar, separate art gallery, and a live stage performance hall, almost done – I’ve had a few headaches… I knew it was going to be a lot of work; but I do love that building so it’s been worth it.
(in the beginning of this project, I’d planned to multi-task even further; i.e. – start the promotions, biz license, etc. while work was being done; but: just making sure the work being done was getting done correctly and as I wanted it – my preferred, “you know better than I, so I’ll trust you” didn’t work so well; i.e. my typical hand’s off style changed to, “no, it needs to be done this way…” which has been a full-time job): my own comment from above link follows:
Bought Little Bevo and am almost complete with restoration of downstairs’ commercial space; the one upstairs apt and the back of the main floor/what previous was the kitchen when the business was a restaurant, will be rehabbed back to glory next year – one brick at a time to preserve the history/charm.
Little Bevo Mill will remain “Little Bevo Mill,” and will be owned by SomeVelvetDream, to be a non-profit for the arts as a live venue. ie – live music performances (original only), art exhibits, written art (fiction/poetry/etc.), and other art mediums as discovered; with a coffee/beer/wine bar; no food served by the venue directly – BUT: plans are (and an area has been built to situate) to have licensed local restaurants/ foodie artists vendors showcase their own edible creations to audiences/customers at some performances – to promote their own biz’ to a larger audience/gain customers.
Many performances are planned to be all ages and, in fact, want to begin ideally by next summer to hire/pay students throughout the summer months. Giving them an opportunity/exposure of their own creations to a world-wide audience while also allowing them to work with other artists in a supportive setting.
In meeting many of the neighbors in the area, have found there are lovely and wonderful businesses already established; am hoping for further involvement with those businesses too. It’s a great neighborhood!
Opening is planned for the latter half of October/beginning of November 2013… with no further contracting/construction delays… the rehab construction has been done with care and dedication to preservation of architectural style… it’s becoming beautiful again. Finishing touches being completed – then: show time!
website being constructed and will be up soon: http://www.somevelvetdream.com – later, as papers filed, website will become http://www.somevelvetdream.org – there will be a link to click on to the Little Bevo Mill…
with a link and contact info on the website for submittals of creations: music performances, paintings, sculptures and other forms of fine arts, as well as submittals for readings/signings, and for stock/sale of musicians’, artists’, and writers’ works.
my best… I look forward – Katherine.
(pictures coming soon)