And now, a peek inside downtown's historic Ladd Carriage House, where build-out is underway for the ambitious Raven & Rose, the restaurant from co-owner Lisa Mygrant, chef David Padberg, and bar manager Dave Shenaut. The building itself, which is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, provided inspiration for the concept, a wood-fired gastropub with two distinct dining areas: a downstairs fine-dining room and an upstairs bar focused on historic drinks.
As previously reported, the Carriage House restoration is aiming for LEED gold-certified status. In the approximately 70-seat downstairs dining room, the building's original 1883 chimney has been reconstructed as a dining room wall, and some of the building's original ceiling remains exposed in an entryway. The upstairs hayloft space is in transition to become a high-ceilinged drinking den, with plans to add a billiards table, inlaid chess/checkerboard tables, and a "library corner" with books for browsing. Raven & Rose is scheduled to open the first week of January, with the possibility of preview dinners before then. Stay tuned.
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