Monterey >> By this time next week, flights of beer may well be taking off at the new Fieldwork Uptown Beer Garden in downtown Monterey.
“We are ready to open as soon as the contractor/developer finishes up and gets the certificate of occupancy,” said Barry Braden, co-owner of Fieldwork, in an email. “We have beer on-site in the cooler, ABC approval, staff hired and waiting, and we are ready to go.”
Though Braden added he had no idea of when that would be, Dick Loorz, principal of Loorz Construction Management, said that his goal is to have the certificate of occupancy by Monday or Tuesday and “Barry can be up and running by mid-week.”
Loorz has been contracting through Hare Construction of Pacific Grove and previously stated that “the sub trades are very busy” and later added “we’ve been trying to get enough manpower.”
“Obviously we are working hard on the fencing, exit hardware, emergency lighting, door thresholds, and ADA compliance,” said Loorz.
The goal to be done early next week comes after the construction company spent the past few months, demolishing the old concrete patio and fire pit; installing and connecting underground extensions of wet and dry utilities – sewer, water, power, natural gas, phone and data; and installing a new foundation to hold the containers that were delivered in mid-June.
An agreement between Fieldwork and the city of Monterey requires that non-permanent structures be utilized so reconstituted shipping containers, each weighing 10,000 to 15,000 pounds and refurbished at a Southern California facility, make up the main structures at the…
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