I had a chance to chat with one of the owners of the Vinyl Room bar a couple of months ago while they were remodeling. Juan Loredo came across as a really nice young guy who is having fun and building a business with his partner. You will recall I've had some fun in the bar before. The Daily Journal also caught up with him since the bar is now reopened for business. They note
With the Burlingame Avenue Streetscape project, Vinyl Room at 221 Park Road has decided to do renovations and took a spin off the name Vinyl Room for creative inspiration. In addition, soon-to-open businesses like the Indian restaurant and the coffee and wine bar H29 should draw more customers in, so the bar is extending its hours.
The DJ missed the coolest part of the remodel in my opinion. It notes that "An art wall features 200 wood panels that are the size of album covers." but Juan's plan is to attach iconic album covers to the wood panels which will be very cool. Here's the panels.
If I had a bit more time on my hands I would help him out with that part. I wish them good luck along with the new wine bar and the Roti replacement. As you are checking out the Vinyl Room be sure to notice the building's facade where Juan and Jose have resurrected the original "Cocktails" graphics. Nice preservationist touch. Let's hope it doesn't get overshadowed by some monsterous new building on the Post Office site!