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Building Community at Ada’s New Location

Building Community at the new Ada’s Technical Books and Café on Capitol Hill in Seattle.

Plans are moving along on one of Model Remodel’s newest mixed-use projects – Ada’s Technical Books and Café located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  The project includes deconstruction and salvage operations, adaptive reuse of the existing space, as well as new commercial construction.

The owners of Ada’s, partnering with the architects at Board and Vellum, created a design concept for expansion of the bookstore to include a new café, open community space for author talks and other events, and a newly constructed, two-story building for the store’s office and leasable co-working spaces.

Nestled between Coastal Kitchen and Casita International, this new pedestrian-friendly and lively location will invite current and new customers to enjoy additional services in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

We’re currently excavating the site and opening up the existing bungalow structure to accommodate the planned new uses. Concrete work will follow. Then, in early April, the real fun begins with framing of the new structure.

Return to our blog for updates on the progress of the project and an announcement of the store’s grand opening!


Special thanks to Board and Vellum for providing us with their design sketches. 

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Model Remodel is a design-build, remodeling contractor located in Seattle, WA. For over 20 years we’ve been building with purpose, craftsmanship and sustainability in mind. We are proud to continually make the list of top Seattle contractors for our beautiful interior designs and homeowner-focused remodeling process.

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