New facade design for Chaps
It has been nearly a year since Chaps Ice Cream owner Tony LaBua first revealed his facade re-design plans, but it appears he's finally jumped through the necessary Board of Architectural Review hoops. Work is under way on the new facade (pictured left) and LaBua hopes to have it finished by June 1. Of course, the design he showed us last year has changed a bit. There's the same awning and louvered glass doors with a take-out window, but the brick exterior and red color scheme have been nixed in favor of stucco and a more subdued mix of light blue and brown, and the square windows on the second floor will be more traditional.
Chaps doesn't have a real second floor, but Labua says he plans to put neon signs and other "funky" stuff in the windows. This will be the first major redesign of the shop since LaBua opened in 1985.