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Long Overdue Construction Update

If you've been following us on social media (@arlbrew on Twitter/Instagram and facebook.com/arlbrew) then you've no doubt seen some of the many pictures we've been posting of our construction process.  Well, we've been neglecting the blog where construction pics are concerned, but no more!  Here is your picture-centric, very overdue post of our construction-heavy past couple of months.  We're hitting the home stretch now, with a few inspections and a few finishes to be finalized, and are feeling close to opening day!

The Beginning

 Here we are, having absolutely no idea what we're getting ourselves into

Here we are, having absolutely no idea what we're getting ourselves into

 Going over the architectural drawings with our GC and Carpenter

Going over the architectural drawings with our GC and Carpenter

 Beginnings of the Landlord buildout - our bathroom walls and some HVAC ductwork

Beginnings of the Landlord buildout - our bathroom walls and some HVAC ductwork

 HVAC duct work wrapped and insulated

HVAC duct work wrapped and insulated

 Getting to hang our Coming Soon sign was a good day.  The definition of "soon" was apparently open to interpretation

Getting to hang our Coming Soon sign was a good day.  The definition of "soon" was apparently open to interpretation

Special Projects

 Putting vinyl lettering onto our custom-built sidewalk sign (Thanks, Brew Hubby Mike!)

Putting vinyl lettering onto our custom-built sidewalk sign (Thanks, Brew Hubby Mike!)

 All ready for chalk

All ready for chalk

 Measuring under the floor to make sure we will have enough slope for our hand sink. (Yeah, we learned a lot of things we never thought we would know in this process!)

Measuring under the floor to make sure we will have enough slope for our hand sink. (Yeah, we learned a lot of things we never thought we would know in this process!)

 Brew Hubby Eric doing a little rewiring

Brew Hubby Eric doing a little rewiring

 Fresh coat of poly on the shelves built by Brew Hubby Mike

Fresh coat of poly on the shelves built by Brew Hubby Mike

Our Construction Begins

 Submitting drawings to the County

Submitting drawings to the County

 Hanging approved permits with our architect, Susan

Hanging approved permits with our architect, Susan

 In goes the walk-in cooler

In goes the walk-in cooler

 Damien putting in our first stud track

Damien putting in our first stud track

 Studs for our chalkboard wall and wrap counter

Studs for our chalkboard wall and wrap counter

 Our first electrical conduit going in

Our first electrical conduit going in

 Putting in blocking

Putting in blocking

 We were so happy to have walls!

We were so happy to have walls!

And The Pallets, Oh The Pallets!

 The beginning of the pallet wall project.  Hauling the pallets we scavenged.

The beginning of the pallet wall project.  Hauling the pallets we scavenged.

 Disassembling pallet wood, by any means necessary

Disassembling pallet wood, by any means necessary

 De-nailing pallet wood

De-nailing pallet wood

 Oh yeah, some of the pallet pieces had this many nails in them...

Oh yeah, some of the pallet pieces had this many nails in them...

 Organizing the pallet wood into piles by size

Organizing the pallet wood into piles by size

 Preparing to paint the wall black before putting up the pallet wood

Preparing to paint the wall black before putting up the pallet wood

 Starting at the bottom

Starting at the bottom

 And going all the way to the top

And going all the way to the top

The Beauty of Finishes

 Building the trellis, before hanging it from the ceiling!

Building the trellis, before hanging it from the ceiling!

 The shanks for our tap lines

The shanks for our tap lines

 A hanging trellis, cabinets, and stainless counter front

A hanging trellis, cabinets, and stainless counter front

 New, shiny countertops and hanging pendants almost make this picture look fake (It's real!)

New, shiny countertops and hanging pendants almost make this picture look fake (It's real!)

 Shelving set into the outrigger pipe system

Shelving set into the outrigger pipe system

 Adding lighting to the trellis

Adding lighting to the trellis

 Us with The Brew Husbands after a hard day's work, under our exterior sign

Us with The Brew Husbands after a hard day's work, under our exterior sign