I met Frank
at the Vault Friday at 10 am. We were both right
on time. We shook hands.
There’s a “taco shack” atop the stack.
Incongruous, perhaps, but appears tasteful and
The lock is unchanged. Old key works.
Upstairs is totally gutted, even most of
electrical pulled but some outlet boxes remain and
could be reconnected. All former partitions, the
loft, interior walls and doors all gone. Certain
apertures have been bricked in, Cask of Amantillado style.
It looks cool, feels good, and has great potential
but would require some sweat equity, possibly $.
We have $400 left over from slush fund so we could
apply that to materials if all agree. I’d be
willing to devote a few days' work to building an
interior wall/door/loft like it used to be, plus a
doubly secure closet in the panel corner. Frank
says he can rewire all no problem. Needs new floor
covering. We’d probably also frame and panel south
wall for soundproofing and -bettering. In the end,
it could be much more awesome and functional.
There’d be room for a couch. Quiet hours would be
Mon-Fri until 7:30pm. That shouldn’t affect us.
Buuuuuuut, none of this is a given. Frank is going
to negotiate with them. They are pitching it as
month-to-month but if we are going to pour in time
and money to improvements we will ask for a 2-year
So, presently, I give it a 50/50 chance of
happening--but that’s contingent on who has how
much enthusiasm for it. The master rent is
$420/month thus I expect we’d be obliged only the
same $100/month as before.
I’m interested enough in a practice/studio space
that I’d put a fair amount of effort into it. What
do you all think? Enthusiasm level? Questions?
Yes, Rich, the AC window remains. Sorry it took so
long to reply to yr text.