The foundation of every great home is in place long before the cement is poured. The right lot is the most essential step to the homebuilding process. After all, it’s where it all begins.
Five months ago, a multi-alarm fire destroyed the Mt. Washington Tavern, a long-time neighborhood staple. Today, owners Dave Lichty and Rob Frisch released the sketch, below, of the new and improved Tavern, to re-open in the late fall/early winter. Architect Walter Schamu of SMG Architects, whose portfolio includes the rebuild of the B&O Railroad Museum, the Hippodrome Performing Arts Center and the Bromo Seltzer Tower, and Jim Macko of Kodiak Construction whose resume includes Clipper City Brewery Company and Mustang Alley will re-build the restaurant.
“After the devastating loss we knew we wanted to go with an architect and builder who would not compromise the historic nature and personality of the tavern. This establishment has meant so much to so many for more than 30 years. We quickly recognized that the talent of Walter and his team along with Jim Macko are the perfect fit to accomplish this,” says Rob Frisch, co-owner, Mt. Washington Tavern.