Restoring Our Building's Beauty
Renovations on the building began immediately, starting with the exterior. A new roof, windows, porch and balcony were incorporated into the design as well as columns, siding and rails giving this structure a Louisiana-style appeal. Then the renovations of the lower level interiors commenced. Beneath the stained carpeting were worn hardwood floors and when sanded and stained, became alive and lustrous again. Once completed with new windows, drywall, ceilings, and woodwork, this now highly desirable retail location was immediately rented.
As spring warmed the ground, the landscaping was underway. All original plantings were removed to make way for the unbelievable transformation that soon would be the talk of the town. From the stained and stamped concrete walkways to the gothic dolphin waterfall that greets you as you enter the grounds, our vision was coming to life. Hugging the new curved stone walls are dozens of rose bushes and various perennials. Little did we know that Old Bistro Inn would receive the Mayor's Beautification Award for Property Enhancement from the Lake Geneva Beautification Committee for our accomplishments.