It appears as though the Summers back bar is undergoing some kind of paint job. The back bar is being painted blood red, in what was described by Joe as a strategic move to contrast with the green bar up front. Maybe he was starting to feel guilty about making all those environmental claims back on Earth Day, and decided to use this gruesome paint color to reflect the real story. Regardless, it ought to be interesting, as the executive decision was made to forgo the traditional, professionally advised use of a tinted primer (or any primer for that matter) in favor of the "three coats" approach. Anyone who has ever attempted to paint anything red (obviously not Joe), especially over top of a darker color, should be able to see where this is heading. The good news is that blood red walls do have the proven effect of stimulating appetite in humans.
After the walls have been butchered, so to speak, there is a plan in the works to paint the ceiling a rusty orange color called Gingerbread something-or-other. Joe explained to me that this was being done because the metal frame for the ceiling tiles is "already stained that color anyway." How sensible. The current plan is to just paint over the decades-old ceiling tile. Bye-bye mold! Black mold is kinda like monsters in your closet: the more you believe they exist, the more they will try to get you.
Stay tuned for updates as the renovation carries on!