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Coltivare Complete Interior Photos

April 8, 2015 // by Jason Henderson

I had a chance to swing by the Coltivare Culinary Center and Restaurant downtown a few weeks ago, so here are some interior shots of the finished product, opened-up in December of last year. TC3 announced the project as part of its Farm-to-Bistro education program in late 2013/early 2014, and plumbing and framing work began on the space in May, 2014.

The interior spans 17,000 square feet with a bar, public restaurant, full kitchen, cooking lab, teaching lab, a lounge with offices and restrooms, and two large assembly areas for events split by a vertically-collapsible folding wall. The interior finishes are varied: brick veneer, tile, composite/rubber, and painted walls; tile, wood, and carpeted flooring; and interesting finishes, like the reclaimed wood-trimmed and tin-panelled ceiling clouds, and filament bulbs. It’s quite a cool space.

The interior design was done by Ramsgard Architectural Design, with construction by Turnbull-Wahlert Construction out of Cincinnati, Ohio, the same firm that is building the Lofts@SixMileCreek project for Bloomfield/Schon + Partners behind the building.














TC3’s Coltivare Project Updated Photos

June 7, 2014 // by Jason Henderson

Updated photos here for the TC3 Farm-to-Bistro Coltivare project: more framing work complete, and most of the below-slab plumbing work has been closed-up and re-poured- you can see the hot and cold PEX supply lines sticking out, along with the new drains for various fixtures. There’s a nice series of archways framed right at the main entry hallway, and we should be seeing electric rough-ins starting shortly, before the walls are closed-up with sheetrock later this summer. The Ithaca Times featured a great write-up about the culinary program and the space this past week: TC3’s ‘Farm-to-Bistro’ Program Takes Root in Ithaca, Dryden, and the previous post contained the link to the video explaining the program. The buildout is on schedule for an early September opening.