“Cafe” update on Preston

The house conversion at 424 Preston to a “cafe” continues. Notice that since the pictures last week, the front foundation wall has been insulated and back filled, and insulation placed on top of the new floor. The presence of rebars suggests that concrete stairs and and concrete floor are to poured in place. This foundation finishing work has all been done since the photo posted last Friday which clearly shows the paper in the front window.

The paper in the window is a city “stop work” order, as the renovation lacks building permits, approvals, etc. A portion of the interior has been gutted and I gather a number of structural changes have been made. Is the renovation for residential use (no rezoning etc) or a cafe?