Shop fit-out almost complete!

It seems like it was a long time ago now when I first agreed to take on one of the Arches.  Much has happened in that time, with lots of delays and issues, but we are now very close to opening!  

I thought I would include a few photos below to show the various stages of the shop fit-out.  The next photo to appear on a blog will be of the completed shop - exciting times!

An empty Arch - so many possibilities....

An empty Arch - so many possibilities....

The sculpture getting built - it was pretty exciting to see the crazy design for the first time!

The sculpture getting built - it was pretty exciting to see the crazy design for the first time!

It was a wee bit tricky actually getting the sculpture into the Arch.

It was a wee bit tricky actually getting the sculpture into the Arch.

And just as tricky trying to lift it in to place!

And just as tricky trying to lift it in to place!

It's up!  I was just desperately hoping it would still be in place the next morning when I arrived.

It's up!  I was just desperately hoping it would still be in place the next morning when I arrived.

The units begin to get fitted.

The units begin to get fitted.

Coffee machine arrives

Coffee machine arrives

Here is how it is looking as of today - a little messy, but almost there.

Here is how it is looking as of today - a little messy, but almost there.

Lights are in - just the final few bits to finish off.

Lights are in - just the final few bits to finish off.