We’re designing again! EXTREME PUB MAKEOVER AT THE SAINT JOHN ALE HOUSE!

The last time I spent this much time in a bar in Market Square it was the mid to late 80′s and I was underage!

Times change and I can no longer cut a rug — or see the bottom of a mug — at Stokeley’s, Chevy’s, Spirits, Grannan’s or Baldy’s.

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But time, age, and maturity has its compensations:  thirty years later (ouch) I find myself in the Saint John Ale House Pub, spending a lot of time with owner Peter Stoddart and ‘Top Chef‘ Jesse Vergen hashing out interior design details for the pub’s – wait for it – new makeover! Peter opened the SJAH exactly 10 years ago to the week that we will be renovating. And he plans to keep going for another 10 years at least. What better way to say ‘thank you’ to the legions of customers who’ve supported his establishment than an extreme makeover.

Together, we are going to transform the interiors of the present bar from this (pic below) to ……….. (wait and see!)

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I can’t tell you everything, but I can tell you this much:  Peter is a machine. The timeline he’s given us is virtually impossible but we’ve accepted the challenge and going with it! We’ll be starting the renovations  Sunday, May 4th (after the Bryan Adams Concert -which, incidentally, I’m going to!).  The pub only will be closed till Friday, May 9th, when it opens again to it’s patrons.

Keep in mind there will definitely be a temporary bar upstairs and the full restaurant will remain open for the duration of the renovations.

The final renos (all complete) are set to be finished by the end of May.
Drop by, drop in and follow us on social media to get sneak peeks: @judithmackin @sjah_nb @jessevergen

Oh, and what is the design going to be like you ask? Local + Kick Ass.  #RENALESANCE #therebirthofbeer

Looking forward to working with all of the staff at the SJAH:  Moosehead BreweriesPOMM, B&N Flooring, Brent Rourke, Philip SavageTuck Studio, 3′o’Clock, Trevor Pierce, and the new up & coming wood-worker extraordinaire, Chris Barry (Bear!)

Images of New Spring Designs at TUCK STUDIO & reminder for this Saturday’s opening: Enigma: Textile Photography by Kelly Lawson

First off, a wee reminder of our exciting opening happening this Saturday from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.

Enigma:  Textile Photography by Kelly Lawson.

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We invite you to join us in the launch of our new spring textile collection featuring the photography of Kelly Lawson. These cushions – five designs, three different sizes – will be a limited edition.

Artist Statement:
I suppose, like most people, I’ve always been drawn to the distant glimmer of urban lights. In the dark, under a great ceiling of remote, indifferent stars, they’re a comforting assertion of human activity; of civilization, life, and home. For this series of pillows — intended, of course, to embellish warm interior space — I set out to render Saint John’s urban-industrial nightscape in a manner not typically seen: to translate the brittle, sharp-edged patterns of light into something soft and ornate, a source of romantic wonder.

The photographic technique used to produce these images is called bokeh, a term derived from the Japanese word “ボケ” or “boke,” meaning “to blur” or “haze.” – Kelly Lawson

See you there!

SPRING  COLLECTION AT TUCK STUDIO:

Secondly, we are delighted to unveil a sampling of our Spring Collection here at TUCK.
Introducing many new designs from 18 Karat, Gus* Modern Pillow, brilliant new pillows by Mod Pieces and pi’lo as well as some new furnishings from our Punch Inside Living line (chairs, lights and tables).

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Featuring ‘Bolton’ by Gus* Modern: W101″xD65″xH28″ – SEAT H15″

The Bolton Multi-Sectional is the most versatile piece of furniture you’ll ever own. With arms that can be easily removed and reattached, and a chaise that can be positioned on either the left or right side, this sectional has 19 possible configurations – enough to suit any room layout you can imagine. It can even be used as two separate components – chaise and apartment-size sofa. The seat and back are integrated into the frame for a streamlined, modern look, and the upholstery has French seams to subtly soften the edges. The base is bench-made, brushed stainless steel. Includes concealed hardware to securely join the sofa and chaise components when the design is configured as a sectional.Frame is constructed with FSC-Certified wood in support of responsible forest management
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You are invited to the opening of Enigma – Textile Photography by Kelly Lawson at TUCK STUDIO

We encourage you to save the date for this special opening on Saturday, April 26th, 2014. Featuring the launch of Enigma: Textile Photography by Kelly Lawson.

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About the series:

“I suppose, like most people, I’ve always been drawn to the distant glimmer of urban lights. In the dark, under a great ceiling of remote, indifferent stars, they’re a comforting assertion of human activity; of civilization, life, and home. For this series of pillows — intended, of course, to embellish warm interior space — I set out to render Saint John’s urban-industrial nightscape in a manner not typically seen: to translate the brittle, sharp-edged patterns of light into something soft and ornate, a source of romantic wonder.

The photographic technique used to produce these images is called bokeh, a term derived from the Japanese word “ボケ” or “boke,” meaning “to blur” or “haze.”
- Kelly Lawson

These cushions – five designs, three different sizes – will be a limited edition.
We look forward to seeing you on the 26th!