News about Opening

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Renovation | No Comments

This weekend (June 28 and 29) the restaurant will be conducting several soft opens which are closed to the public.  We are open to the public on Monday July 1, and will announce a grand opening in August.  We are very excited to have our blog readers see the bar and restaurant, so we look forward to seeing you […]

Floors and Bar

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Renovation | No Comments

The hardwood floors look really sharp.  It has multiple wood species in their natural colors. The concrete bar top is nearly completed and will receive a stain. Finished skylight The arches in the bar will each receive a wood header like the one on the right. Dining area, with installed floor pre-clear finish. All limestone […]

Doors and Lights

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Renovation | No Comments

Interior and exterior lights are almost all installed Ceiling fans are in Front doors are in Men’s restroom: floor, sink, toilets, stalls Women’s: floor, sink, toilets Hardwood floor goes in this weekend This weekend we will be in the back nightclub area, removing the bar, ceiling tiles, and carpet/floor tile.

Name Announcement and Progress Update

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Renovation | No Comments

Everybody has been wondering what the bar/restaurant will be named. We are proud to announce that the Stone Tap is Hudson’s newest eating and drinking establishment. The plan to be up and running in advance of the July 4th weekend is still on schedule. HVAC system news: In order to remove the old HVAC from […]

Brick and Limestone Cleaning

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Renovation | No Comments

We are past due for a blog update and have only excellent things to report. Last week all of the stone received a heavy duty cleaning. It looks great. The cream city brick in the bar actually looks creamy: (before:) (afters:) The limestone in the restaurant: (before:) (after:) Limestone in the bar: (this wall is where […]


Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Renovation | No Comments

It’s been a week since the last post and progress has been continuing steadily. Most of the work has been structural and hard to see. Over the next week things will pick up, since framing and sheetrock should be nearly completed by next Tuesday, 5/21. Electrical and plumbing should be done by this Friday when […]

Goodbye, Dibbo’s Signs!

Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Renovation | No Comments

We are happy to announce that the large yellow Dibbo’s signs have been removed from the front of the building.  Scaffolding and a plywood wall now surround the front of the building extending over the sidewalk.  Exterior remodeling and renovation has started to restore the vintage look. This will include removal of brick from the […]

More Historical Photos of the Property

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Renovation | No Comments

The St. Croix County Historical Society was very kind to review their archives and pull what information they had about the building. Thank you! 1899:  Welcome arch to greet returned Spanish American War soldiers.  The building is hard to find, but you can faintly see the Commercial Hotel D. Cavanaugh sign through the arch.   […]

Demo, continued

Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in Renovation | No Comments

Front Bar Before: After: Front bar Before: After: Cafe Before: After: Cafe Front Entrance Before: After: Hallway from Front Bar (Looking toward nightclub), Before: After:  Hallway from Nightclub (Looking toward cafe), Before: After: Newspapers found under third floor flooring by Anthony, Andy, and Dawn. St. Paul Dispatch, August 22 1944. Tin wall panels recovered from […]

Clearing the Cafe

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Renovation | No Comments

The demolition/renovation continues in the cafe and the front bar.  I’m not sure what I really expected.  Maybe something like… It hasn’t been that dramatic.  BUT, it’s still amazing to see where we are now, compared to where we started on April 9th. Removal of the drop-down ceiling has revealed old tin ceiling tile.  At […]