The Rebuilding Begins

Here are some recent pictures of the progress at La Kiva.  Last Friday represented the low (or high, depending on how you look at it) point of the demolition efforts.  Now things start to take shape from the bottom up.

View of the front door

As you can see, a lot of the structure around the old kitchen/cold room has been removed.  The front door itself remains intact, but will need some reinforcement in key areas to be servicable for the next 30-plus years.  To the left you can see the Pizza oven.

View of the bar

Here you can see the remaining walls of the old kitchen area, the bar area, and most of the rest of the inside.


The plumbing system is being redone to meet code.


Mesh is laid for the new floors.  Some of the old vigas that will remain can be seen above.  New vigas are scheduled for delivery soon.


About half the reinforcement for the floors is down already.   The rest is waiting on the plumbing to be finished and buried.

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These guys watch over the rebuilding efforts and remind us to be careful.

2 thoughts on “The Rebuilding Begins”

  1. Oh my that is sooo much work. I thought you got to slow down when you retired!?!?! Maybe I will just sell insurance forever it seems to be less work.

    I am sure all the hard work will be worth it once you have that first pizza and beer!

    Best of luck and take care of yourselves! Tammy

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