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The Railyard Blog

The Railyard incubator is a restaurant incubator in the budding phases of seeing what becomes of all the right ingredients to start a restaurant: building codes, historical society regulations, copyright applications, and design ideas. This weekend, we put all of this aside to explore, to widen our horizons of truly unique restaurant concepts in a thriving environment. By this, we mean Downtown Container Park, Las...

Functioning Elevator

What you see here are the pieces to our once functioning, disassembled elevator. You would have stepped into the box you see above, which was attached to two walls in the back left corner of the building. Next, a little gate would enclose you inside the box, and a button on a flexible cord controlled the movements from a huge motor overhead. (pictures below)

Millwork

We stopped by the warehouse on Monday, January 15th to oversee the status of our pine floor joists. They are being turned into wood flooring for our upstairs lofts. Each plank will be 27′ long and 10″ wide with tongue and groove on the ends so they can interlock together. To get to this completed product, they all have to be milled. Milling is the...

Upstairs Neighbors

Once the upstairs lofts are complete, the 507 West Main building will be a mixed use space. Residential above, commercial below. With the help of 708 Studios’ architects and the general contractor at Enterprise Contracting Solutions, we are closer to reaching our 2018 goals of adding more living and dining options to Denison, TX. The teams we’ve been working with has created blueprints for upstairs...