Located below grade, The Cellar is a wine merchant in the Alberta Hotel and Annex. A masonry and sandstone building on the corner of Stephen Avenue and 1st St. SW. in Calgary, the Alberta Hotel and Annex typifies the century-old heritage buildings that lend the historic pedestrian street its unique character. Abugov-Kaspar provided heritage-sensitive renovations to both buildings to create retail spaces at and below grade, with a restaurant on the upper floor.
- The scope of work included restoration of the original facade and interior walls, with the addition of modern upgrades to windows, building envelope, electrical, and mechanical systems.
- This unique space originally housed boilers for the Hotel, and is now a striking interior stripped down to reveal the original sandstone walls.
- A custom sales counter was created using sandstone and stainless steel banding. Brick is used throughout to complement the original walls.