It is done.
Everyone came together, packed up and out the entire business in just three short days. Leaving that shell in better condition than when found just over four years ago.
There is nothing that can be said that hasn’t already. So in reflection, I’m just incredibly appreciative and humbled to be a part of it all since the beginning. Jason inviting me in December of 2014 to meet with Ian, Dominic and Andrew about bottle and can art/ design for a new venture they were embarking on. Later evolving into something much more. An assemblage of daring, bold, full-hearted individuals facing down mediocrity without blinking.
Infinite thanks to the crew/ family @cellarmens for taking a chance on me and allowing me the opportunity to experiment, anyone that patroned the place (even if just once), the bands, artists… so many friendships forged in the fires of that building.
Special thanks to @snafu_detroit, @sixkillsnine, @slobtheband @wearebehindthetimes and my band mates in @fellruin for donating your time and tying it off proper this past Saturday. It was cathartic to scream at that ceiling one final time.
If you pre-ordered a “Mead is Dead” shirt but were unable to pick up this past weekend, get in touch and we will get it to you.
There was a decent handful of pieces adorning the walls that sold in the final weeks, but if there was something you were interested in please inquire.
Repeating myself but committing it to digital text:
The world is full of talk and ideas. Rarely do those ideas manifest into action. To walk amongst those who do the thing and see it through is a treacherous road with little to no reward, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Much love and respect.