Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Doors For City Chambers

New doors were installed by Kriegoff-Lenawee on the City Chambers building this week. You may be wondering why they installed white doors with such large windows. Well, the look of the original doors on the building was recreated. This building was originally constructed by the United States Government as a Post Office in 1904. It was used as a post office from 1904 to the mid 1960's. This is why you may often hear city employees and our construction management team discussing the renovations on this building taking place at the post office.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Police Station - Inside Work

The crews from Shively-Bouma are working on the dropped ceilings, Service Electric is running wire and the painters are working on the lobby area of the new police station. The City of Adrian Police Department is expected to move into this building in the Spring of 2010. The police station is located immediately next to the Adrian Public Library and is the only new construction in the city complex project. The lot where the police station is located formerly housed various private offices which were raised earlier this year to make room for the police station and the police parking lot.

City Chambers Update

The City Chamber building is getting the finishes touches as it is expected to be ready for use in early January. Here are some photos of the electrician's from Service Electric and Krieghoff-Lenawee's crew along with some of the detail work. The detail work in this building is beautiful!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Stone's Cafe Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday Dec. 17, 2009 Stone's Cafe celebrated the opening of the library cafe with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Annette Stone, the owner of Stone’s Café and Catering LLC, also owns and manages two other locations in Lenawee County. The original café at 1567 W. Maumee was established in January of 2008 and in September of 2008 a coffee kiosk/café was opened at Jackson Community College at the LISD TECH Center campus. Stone’s Café library menu includes sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries, snacks, and a variety of drinks including coffee, espresso, cappuccinos, lattes, teas, juices, smoothies, pop, and much more.
The library cafe is open from 7 am - 9 pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 7 am - 6 pm Wednesday and Friday; and 8:30 am - 6 pm on Saturday. Stop by and check it out.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


There is a small courtyard between the Police Station and the City Chambers Buildings. It is outside of the connector between the two buildings.

Police Station Windows

Maple City Glass has been installing the windows this week at the new Police Station. Here are some photos of the facade along Maumee.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Library's Mezzanine

The library's new mezzanine offers comfortable seating as well as a place for you to bring your laptop and plug in. The Guidry Family of Adrian visited the library today and spent the morning relaxing and helping their children with their studies.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Library Cafe Announces Opening Date

Stone's Cafe and Catering will open their Library Cafe on Monday December 14.

This weekend during Winterfest, the downtown festival, the Cafe opened for a sneak preview. The Cafe is open Friday Dec. 4 from 5 - 9 pm and Saturday Dec. 5 from 9 am - 4 pm. Stop by and check out the new Cafe. They are serving coffee and various drinks, pastries, soups, sandwiches, and salads. In these photos our first customers are enjoying the drinks and cookies.