The Old’s Cool General Store is in the business of facilitating long term community engagement.
The building that Old’s Cool is housed in is as important as the activity inside it.
When we first found the building we were bidding against developers who wanted to tear it down and turn it into several townhouses. We think that would have been a great loss, as this building with it’s 100 year history in the neighborhood is full of nostalgia and narrative.
When we began working with our architect Reza Aliabadi of Atelier RZLBD, we were clear that we did not want to disturb the original building structure more than necessary.
Below you will find some of the renderings by Reza and his team.