Thursday, January 03, 2008

fourth look at the rosetta stone

Because uploading all of my videos from First Night is taking a good bit of time, I'm just going to concentrate on the construction at the Rosetta Stone Cafe today - which was serving coffee, fruit, and cheese and crackers on New Year's Eve.

Walking through the main door, this chocolate sculpture greeted all the visitors:


wow.

The three figures carved in cocoa were very ornate, and held the wine bottles in place.


The floral arrangement was also made of sugar. A nice compliment to the mangoes and fromage.


The display cases have now been installed, which are right next to the ovens and will contain all the daily baked goods.


Leather couches and tables have been placed on the upper level.


From the street level, the wide open windows allow pedestrians to look all the way to the back mural. Compare this experience at the street level to the horribly designed Children's Services Building just two blocks away.

Just imagine if this vision continued down the street, all the way to the symphony!


The new booths have been installed, along with some chairs . . .


. . . and the bar looks to be finished, with lights and beer taps now installed.

5 comments:

Jem said...

WOW. This place looks amazing!

When will they be open for business?

YNG said...

Looks absolutely fabulous. This will be a fine looking establishment on Federal Plaza. The media needs to do a story on this restaurant so some people go stop by and pay a visit to this place....

NICE PICTURES!

Chris said...

Should be open by late next week. We are just waiting for our last few inspections. Look for a soft opening wednesday, thursday or friday...

Lou said...

Wow. Just Can't wait.

Sarah said...

chris kelso gave me a business card for this place almost two years ago...im glad to see its actually coming to fruition. it looks gorgeous!