As you can see from Epicenter Live! (if you’re looking between 11:30 and 12:30 MST), our front glass doors are being repaired today.
The 3’x8’ double glass doors are awful heavy, and due to some malfunction in the pivot point, have been dropping slightly. This has recently caused the doors to hit each other and make loud rubbing noises when closed, scaring visitors (and us, as we fear they will shatter).
Advice to future renovators: Don’t use solid glass doors in a 105-year-old building. A full top runner (instead of just the corner pivot) would aid in keeping these doors safely functional. But we didn’t know that. And to replace the doors to that style, it’s $4000 (the whole storefront was only $7500). Additional advice: companies that sell you things don’t always know or understand fully their product; it’s OK to second-guess them and really dig to see the qualifications for their product.
We’ve been assured this fix isn’t just a temporary one. The defect in the pivot point should be fixed. (But that’s what they said in April also when they were here to fix the doors previously.)