Grand Hotel Walk Through

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It's been almost a year since the first meeting about resurrecting the 1892 Grand Hotel into condominiums and public spaces; including a bakery and a beauty salon. Eventually a neighborhood bar will be added in the basement level, just like it was in the 1920's. 


Grand View Walk Through

Richelle: Mr. Pitt, I'm so excited. We are almost finished with the Hotel, and it's two days until the Opening of the GRAND VIEW! 

Russel Pitt: Richelle, you are supposed to call me Russ, when my crew isn't around. Let's go in and get this final walk-through started.

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An hour later....


Lara (in black): Quit fussing with those leaves, Trish. IT LOOKS FABULOUS!

Trish in the greenery: Just a few more leaves to clean---all the dust finds it's way on to the greenery!

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Russ: My guys have been cleaning for three days---you are imagining any more dust. 

Richelle: (Yawn) Well, this coffee sure hits the spot-----THANK YOU, Sindy. Come sit with us!


Sindy: You're welcome. I just have one more serving pot to clean---and we aren't imagining the dust! This is the third time, I've cleaned these.

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Trish: Dust or no dust, thanks for the job. This has been a pleasure!


Richelle (head-designer): You are so talented, Trish. The plantings are perfect for the building! I'm so glad you were able to do it all. Upstairs is gorgeous! I love the railings. 

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Trish: We just tried to keep it simple and easy care. Later they will spill over the balcony.

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Russ: I like the green also...adds some class behind the banquette. Great choice on the upholstery there Richelle.



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Russ: I like the light fixtures you chose. We should be able to get the foyer light hung tomorrow! Always something at the last minute.


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Jamie: Sindy said last call for coffee, or can I get anyone something else?

Trish: Just some tea for me, please! 


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Russ: Well, I have quite a few pages for tomorrow, anything else we can add?


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Trish: I may need some help with a ladder tomorrow to hang some planters on the apartment windows? 

Russ: I'll have two guys here tomorrow, so no problem.

Sindy: Everything seems to be working fine, we just have to bake all day tomorrow and clean again. If I'm not covered in flour, I'm washing something with glass cleaner!

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Richelle: Hi, Jacquie are you ready to open? 

Jacquie: I still have to get the closet set up, wash and fold towels, and unpack some product and mark it. 

Richelle: Is everything working well, we did the walk-through, I didn't see anything on the list from you?

Jacquie: Everything is great, except we might need one more light fixture, it was very cloudy today. 
Richelle: Well,  let me know. A light over the window would be nice! 

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Lara: How's it going with Jamie? 

Sindy: He's great...a really handy guy--tomorrow we are doing 
a bake-a-thon. I hope we will have enough for the Open House.      

Lara: I don't expect more than family and friends with the Virus 
epidemic. I really have to set up my office tomorrow, we have two condos being moved into tomorrow. I have to be here for that!

Sindy: Well, it's going to be really busy. And the corona-virus, I think that's part of why I keep cleaning!!!

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Trish: I think I love this outside planter most of all, it will be great to add tulips as soon as the weather cooperates. Darn Chicago weather, shirt sleeves today and tomorrow snow???

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Trish: There you go plants....grow and stay green, please!

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Trish: Look how cute Sindy has this window set up---those goodies look nummy. Maybe I can get something after work tomorrow! Now back home to start on those window boxes!

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Richelle: All locked up, Russ. It's been a pleasure working with you on this long project.


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Russ: I know it hasn't been smooth, all the delays about drove me crazy. But, it was worth it saving an historic building, preserving some of the interior, adding 8 condos to the area. I think it is worth it. 

Richelle: It sure is...I love this building and what it adds to the neighborhood.

Russ:I have other projects in the near future. Would you be available? I really like the way you work with clients and 'talk them into' the reasonable way to do remodeling.

Richelle: I am getting married this year, no matter what. But, I would love working with you and your crew again...it's been great. We will see you at the OPEN HOUSE? 

Russ: With bells, on....! 

Richelle: Well, I have to see that! Goodnight!

If you are interested in all the posts of the Grand Hotel: here they are in order!






4 comments:

  1. Everything looks great, I love the stained glass window! Cute little Coca Cola glasses too-have fun:@)

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    1. Thanks Lynn, I'm still working on it...hope to be ready for OPEN HOUSE!

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  2. Great job!Super cute.Hugs,dear Sandi and Happy Pink Saturday!

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    1. Thank you so much, Maristella, hope you had a great weekend!

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