After having spent a lot of time in the beer hall lately, I shifted gears and moved over to the bar, which still requires a lot of work. The first project is raising the stairwell, as can be seen in the following picture:
It has a clearance of about five feet five inches. Thing is, underneath is the main entrance to the beer hall, therefore the building department is making us raise it.
Here is a shot of the same staircase from above:
Basically the three steps down and the three steps up will be eliminated and leveled. Today I was just poking around, removing plaster and such, but tomorrow you'll see some action.