However, in order to make the building inviting to the local people of Glastonbury, we are planning to soon embark upon some very major renovations which include a new, fully-equipped, commercial kitchen (not just for cooking but for cooking classes too), a new heating and ventillation system, and altar renovations. The new altar will include a new marble floor and, in time, will serve as the new home for our presiding Deities of Jagannath, Baladeva, and Subhadra and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai Who will relocate to Glastonbury with Their current altar and simhasana.
Along with the above major renovations, we would like to prepare a detailed design for the future which would include:
- An office converted from the previous coat room
- An attractive, good first-impression entry area from the main entrance
- A new temple room floor
- A new temple room ceiling
- New wainscoting along the temple room walls
- Resurfacing and repainting the temple room walls
- Curtains for the altar
- Curtains for the new temple room windows
- Attractive and moveable room dividers in the main temple room for reception, a reading area, and a small gift shop which can be moved when required for larger gatherings.
- A possible redesign of the stage in the basement to improve its use as an excellent stage for dramas
- Optimum utilization of downstairs space for serving prasadam as well as creating a space for conducting cooking classes on non-festival days.
The total available space in the building is 6,000 square feet. An average of about 100 guests visit us on Sunday, and major festivals can bring upwards to 200 guests or even more. This number of guests, in and of itself, utilizes most of the space almost exclusively for worship, prasadam, and socializing on festival days.
We are therefore eagerly looking for a design which can fulfill both purposes… to host our Sunday and festival guests as well as to create an inviting atmosphere for our new guests who may not necessarily be visiting us on Sunday or festival days.
Anyone with the necessary qualifications for this service and the desire to render this service can contact the Temple President, Pyari Mohan dasa at email@example.com
Thank you and Hare Krishna