We moved into our space June 1st, 2012. One year later, we opened to the public. Here is a brief summary of the transformation of ODLCO from cold storage into design office and store, accompanied by process photos and before-and-after shots.
The space was most recently a refrigerated building for storing meat. The fridge and entire interior was demolished shortly before our move-in date (old interior pictured below). When we arrived, it needed every kind of work. The electrical conduit had been ripped from the ceilings, there were very few electrical outlets and no lights or switches. The bathroom upstairs was a shell of a men's bathroom, with a urinal and a barely-functioning sink.