Sunday, January 12, 2014

Repurposed


There is a new restaurant not far from where I live called Taco Guild and it's occupying a building that was once a church.  They kept the stained glass windows when they remodeled and added their own church-like touches such as candelabras, angels and murals.  They serve an interesting array of tacos in some very non-traditional formats like steak with blue cheese and lamb with creole aioli.  

I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  This time I explore a cemetery from the Victorian era.

18 comments:

Steve Reed said...

I love repurposed church buildings, though sometimes they seem a little sad, too. The old Episcopal church in New York City that became the Limelight nightclub, for example, was always a bit down-at-heel, and it seemed inherently inappropriate to have all that partying and debauchery going on there.

This remodel, however, is especially nice.

Andy said...

Interesting. I have never seen or heard of a church converted into a restaurant.

llandudnopictures said...

Great conversion idea!

Kate said...

Going here and entering the establishment must be a real experience! Am interested in the pictures,too.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Our group at the office just decided to schedule a lunch there.

Judy said...

It looks nice the way they have it decorated. Now I'm wondering what the outside looks like.

glenda said...

Interesting and nice make over.

Bill Nicholls said...

At least the building is still used and not torn down

Mersad said...

Looks like a good place to eat in.

Lowell said...

Tacos have been on my "favorites" list for years so I'd enjoy this place a lot! You do have some unique and interesting restaurants in Phoenix!

RedPat said...

Looks great, Sharon! I'd go in there for sure - next time I'm out there. ;-)

Jack said...

Isn't it remarkable how many churches have been repurposed into commercial and residential uses? This one looks good.

Randy said...

This looks like the old Bethal Methodist church on the corner of 7th st and Osborn. I heard they were having problems when we left. Happy to see that they repurposed the building.

LONDONLULU said...

What an incredible repurposing - I like what they've done! (Also, blue cheese and lamb sounds most intriguing, if you try you must let us know what you think:)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks fantastic Sharon, love that they kept the windows.. for me the only thing that spoils it are the TV screens :)

Aussie in France said...

I love your pithy titles. I am going to have to become more inventive.

William Kendall said...

That is an amazing space. It looks quite appealing.

Kathy said...

I'll have to remember to try this place the next time I'm in Phoenix.