We are working fast and furiously on the bar remodel. Tearing into an old building is no small task. It has been quite a challenge to pull the whole project together. Many people, architects, contractors, engineers, designers, building inspectors and many of us at The Basin have been working to make it happen.
As the project progresses, I will keep you posted on its development, including photos. While this is going to be a big change, we are going to keep the culture and vibe the same. The old 6th Alley was certainly colorful (you should have seen what it replaced). The new bar is going to fix a lot of the challenges with the old place. Some highlights of the new 6th Alley include:
-The new bar space will be double the size including the Coffee Corner room
-A much more open and higher ceiling
-Bigger and more windows with more complete mountain views
-Fewer, but better placed doors
-The physical bar top (what you lean on) will be twice as big and we will be able serve people much more effectively and efficiently
-New windows and insulation will be weather tight, being both greener and warmer
-It will much easier to move around and interact with your friends and soon to be friends
-Better stage for live music
-20 beers on tap
-Getting rid of the clutter
-And maybe a few funky surprises
So, stay tuned. If you are afraid of this change, take a deep breath. This is going to be a beautiful space that allows of us to serve guests much better and it will be an even more open and welcoming place to enjoy time with friends and family. I think you will like it.