This annoys me. This is a building at the corner of Atwells Avenue and Bond Street on Federal Hill. Most recently it was Federal Hill Florist and soon it is to be Cafe Longo. Now I’m happy to see a new cafe coming in (I think it is a cafe/bar/lounge, I’m not sure though), and I think the reno they’ve done on the ground floor is great. The photo off my iPhone doesn’t do it justice, the stone work is great, there are hip lights over the top, all around nice… if you don’t look up.
Look at that tragic vinyl on the upper floors. It’s not just tragic because it is vinyl, it is tragic because it is really poorly installed vinyl. Really it is almost not worth renovating the ground floor if the upper floors are going to remain so craptacular. And this is common all up and down Atwells where you’ll see a nice facade at the ground with horrid facades on the upper floors.
Hopefully Cafe Longo will have cocktails, so I can go in, get blotto and not see the horrid vinyl on my way out.