At the end of the day today, we can report that the gift shop renovation is now complete. Thanks to Mike Blakeman and Jack Rowe, the final step, the carpeting has been layed.
The furniture and display cases will go in tomorrow, and we will begin stocking throughout next week!
Meanwhile, Mike and Jeri Sanders are finishing the painting in the back area:
And Tom, Duane, Jess and Angelo worked on the east wall to get that finished up...
Oh and the crappiest job of the day goes of course to Tom and Duane who had to cut our front door (that had metal outside and 2 inches on wood in between!) to allow for the new carpet!
Note the wall up behind them, they finished dry walling that earlier this passed week and Jeri has already taped and spackled it to get it ready to paint...The other side (the the right in the picture and not dry walled) is where the bathrooms start going in next week.
We are still working on the grant for the flooring for the back area, and will continue to work on the museum space in the coming months before we host our grand opening....
We have just less than 2 weeks at this point before we open our gift shop at 1pm on March 20th and then have our first event "Wildlife Rehab" by Barb Cole, Wildlife Rehab Specialist from Owego, NY who will be bringing in live animals each month and sharing her knowledge with us all.
Hope to see all of you in the coming months at the Center at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY.
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It is worth the visit!