Cedar & Smoke takes shape in Cedar­town

The Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE - By TRI­CIA CAM­BRON As­sis­tant Edi­tor

Cedar and Smoke, the much-an­tic­i­pated new restau­rant un­der con­struc­tion on Her­bert Street in down­town Cedar­town, is slowly wend­ing its way to an open­ing date in early sum­mer.

Allen Casey, who is the son of the restau­rant own­ers, Jackie and Cindy Casey, will be the new restau­rant’s chef. He said Mon­day that the weather has slowed things down some, but they are still work­ing to­ward a June open­ing.

As of Fri­day morn­ing, the front fa­cade was framed in with large win­dows look­ing out of the in­te­rior dining area.

El­e­gant fea­tures of the orig­i­nal build­ing, in­clud­ing or­nately sculpted cap­i­tals atop the sup­port­ing col­umns, will re­main.

In­side, Andy Mar­lowe of Tri-County Paint­ing was pre­par­ing the floor for a glazed con­crete treat­ment that will re­sem­ble Ro­man slate. The out­lines of the out­door dining area, which will run par­al­lel to the build­ing on the street side, was also com­ing into fo­cus.

Mar­lowe said they would give the out­door dining area the same glazed con­crete floor treat­ment as in­side. “It’s go­ing to be a beau­ti­ful build­ing,” he said.

The smoker will be placed out­side on a screened-in porch off the kitchen and ad­ja­cent to the out­door dining area.

The restau­rant cleared three im­por­tant bu­reau­cratic hur­dles this month:

The Cedar­town Down­town As­so­ci­a­tion put its stamp of ap­proval on the color scheme of rust brown and a but­tery-beige for the ex­te­rior por­tions of the build­ing that will be painted (a large por­tion of the build­ing will re­main brick.)

The As­so­ci­a­tion also ap­proved a $3,000 grant to be used to­wards restora­tion of the east and north fa­cades of the restau­rant. The fa­cade grants are part of the in­cen­tive pack­age the as­so­ci­a­tion pro­vides to prospec­tive buy­ers and re­stor­ers of build­ings pur­chased down­town.

An­other piece of the puz­zle clicked into place for the Caseys ear­lier this month when the city com­mis­sion ap­proved a deed al­low­ing the restau­rant to use a small grassy strip of land on Her­bert Street owned by the city.

The strip of land is about 20 feet wide and runs along the length of the side of the build­ing fac­ing Prior Street. The deed­ing of the strip to the restau­rant will al­low for con­struc­tion of the out­door dining area.

Tri­cia Cam­bron/SJ

Cedar and Smoke will be lo­cated at 110 Her­bert St. in Cedar­town.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.