I worked as the architectural/design consultant for the renovation of this beloved neighborhood institution. I did some of the finish carpentry buildout as well, using reclaimed oak hardwood flooring from the Rebuilding Exchange. Additionally, I made the glowing pendant light fixtures out of wiring from the track lighting from the old bar and re-purposed salsa jars. The interior design was a collaboration with Ed, Mike, and Rachael Marszewski.
here is the website/blog: communitybar.wordpress.com/
and a very positive review: chicagoist.com/2010/08/31/marias_community_liquors_forcin...
Chicago, IL 2010