Avant-garde indeed, and aging extremely well. At a century plus this gem has a more contemporary feel than many a building thrown up in this town in the 21st century.William Burgess PS in East York (1914), which owes a lot to Dwight Perkins' "Prairie schools" in Chicago--quite avant-garde for its time and place
Last quote anywhere regarding this was from January 2017. Previous estimates had a slated move-in date for summer 2017. I haven't even heard anything in the beer community grapevine regarding it still happening, or been dropped. A third facility was always needed (Hafis was going to be a barrel storage and brewing site not open to the public, but landlord delays shuffled the cards in their hand).What happened with the Bellwoods plan?
For me, personally, the shabbiness is part of the appeal. I'm assuming that is part of what you find unappealing.