ST. PETERSBURG — For the people turning the former Caddy’s on Central space into a steampunk-themed brewpub, it was a serendipitous find.
Construction workers tearing down walls inside the historic Detroit Hotel building uncovered an intact elevator at least 115 years old. The cage-like door and huge electric motor are still there, as are the cables, though they’ve long ago been cut.
Cranks, gears, metal and grime, plus Victorian-era design flourishes? Yes, that will certainly work in our steampunk-esque restaurant, thought the management team from Segreti’s Hospitality Group. Let’s keep them.