Thursday, October 5, 2023

Historic ‘cabin’ restoration nears completion

Restoration at one of the oldest and most popular spots in Plymouth is well under way and on schedule, according to the Poulous family, owners of Karl's Cabin which was damaged by fire in February.

Peter Poulous recently updated the status of the 76-year-old restaurant where entertainment legends performed and families celebrated multiple occasions. He said "substantial progress" has been made and all the rough mechanical, electrical, insulation and plumbing are complete and approved by inspectors.

He added that the interior drywall is complete and the kitchen wall tiles are being installed.

"Seeing the walls go up truly makes us feel like we are getting closer to reopening," he said in a recent post.

The exterior backside of the building, where the fire did the most damage, is now fully repaired and covered with cedar logs, Poulos added.  He added that a new matte black metal roof is nearly complete and the parking lot has been repaved.

All the smoke damage in the main dining room has been addressed, Poulous continued, "while keeping the original ambiance thanks to our fire restoration company 360 Fire & Flood." 

The historic character of the Gotfredson Road mainstay has been preserved with wood flooring, he said, and new furniture will be installed. "It was very important for us to maintain a familiar atmosphere inside The Cabin while bringing in some fresh new materials and colors," Poulos said.

While there is no exact date for a reopening of the business, Poulous said he and his family are hoping for mid to late November.