Though for years  it has acted as a lodestone for downtown culture, Poor Richard’s was starting to look a little bedraggled around the edges. Masterful at reinventing the inside of his stores — check out the new breakfast tapas — it was now time for owner Richard Skorman to reinvent the outside. Thus, a complete external facelift with a continuous look throughout.

And though it all finished in the summer, we just got a good look at the updates recently. If you’re similarly out of the loop, here’s what it looked like before, courtesy of Google Street View:

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And the new look:

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And a few of our photos: