The ORC logo, a little retro and intentionally contradictory to a traditional masculine pool hall concept.
Trenched out concrete in the kitchen footprint to install a labyrinth of plumbing and a grease trap.
As you walk through the entrance you are first greeted by a massive bar, lofty ceilings, towering columns and a skylight.
An early stage, Philip-Marlowe-like rendering of the bar design with a wall of herringbone patterned tile supporting two round mirrors, both 6 feet in diameter.
One-fourth of the mezzanine space as it looked before lease signing.
An alternate view of the mezzanine space after ceiling demolition to expose and sandblast the classic wood beams.
Filling in the kitchen floor.
Looking back at the ground floor main entrance as it looked before we ever lifted a hammer.
The venue layout calls for a full bar and kitchen downstairs with a dozen pool tables above. The mezzanine overlook space can serve as a small reservable event space or a lounge where customers can queue up for a table.
Bar plumbing hugging the basement ceiling.
Red is hot, blue is cold. Color coding the plumbing.
Seismic retrofitting for each of the support columns.
Installation of a steel moment frame at the front of the space. Earthquake? Bring it.
Anchoring the frame into the building's concrete supports.
Wall framing filled with electric tentacles.
Fabricating HVAC ducting
Column, ceiling, skylight and sprinklers in the front area
Back window wall on the 2nd floor Billiard area
Bar top taking shape, installation of steel reenforcement to support floating liquor shelves
New concrete, polished
Dropdown ceiling to hide speakers and bury plumbing