On Saturday, Licht's 26th birthday was celebrated with more then 30 volunteers coming into the building and putting in gallons of sweat equity to help him get one step closer to making the building a thriving center for downtown business opportunities. Cracked paint chips flew everywhere as 70s era paneling and 80s era drop ceilings were eradicated exposing the 1912 era architecture.
It won't be an overnight project, but Licht was thrilled people wanted to celebrate his birthday by busting hump to help him get a step closer.
Here are a few photos from the day.
Editor's note: I even managed to help scrape a small (very small) section of a wall but it emphasized why I tell the same joke over and over again - "I became a photographer so I wouldn't have to work for a living."
Here is a link to the first story about Licht's efforts - http://richardsayerphotojournalism.weebly.com/eight--322/demo-saturday-part-1