Where should it go?

Allan has had a team of antique specialists scouring the country for just the right furniture for the Hotel Castaneda. Some of that Victorian furniture has arrived and is packed into the dining room. Watch and listen as Christian and Jeff talk about a Mosely Folding Bathtub that needs to find the right spot in…

Turning up the heat

Kitchen equipment – stove tops, regular ovens, grills, computerized cooking centers, mixers – has been delivered and is being installed in the kitchen. Sean Sinclair, executive chef and owner of Kin at Castaneda, walks us through the kitchen setup.

Won’t be long now

The crew put down the first coat of paint on the kitchen floor. It’s an industrial epoxy that seals well and should be easy to clean.

Kitchen basics

The opening of the restaurant is about a month away, and work moves ahead in the kitchen, where the crew is rolling out a commercial kitchen with good ventilation, easier to clean walls and more. And we get an update on the dining room plans.

And now, the kitchen

Work is moving into the kitchen area. The ductwork is in and wends its way through the ceiling, up through the second floor and out through roof. It’s hidden from the street because of historical preservation rules. Now, it’s on to reconfiguring the kitchen layout and painting and finishing the walls.

More to come

The bar and 13 rooms are open,  but there’s still lots of work going on at the Hotel Castaneda. The balcony under the tower is framed in, the floor tiled, and it’s waiting for final color paint. Workers are roughing out prototypes of the dining room booths, and Bob is finishing up the cast iron…

The bar is open

You no longer need to peer into the windows to see what’s going on in the bar. The bar had its soft opening April 15 and will have a proper start Friday. People and drinks mixed well in the restored bar of the Hotel Castaneda.