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Blue Lake Casino showcases new hotel

Jessie Faulkner/The Times-Standard – Posted: June 18, 2009

BLue Lake Casino Lobby

…Visitors' first impressions are likely to be good ones in the open air two-story lobby, where two levels of near floor-to-ceiling windows shine on locally crafted autumn-colored hanging lamps, a light-colored curving sofa and original artwork behind the registration desk. The front desk staff work behind a Wallace & Hinz desk, from the well-known Blue Lake firm that crafts custom bars…

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Redwood Country hamlet sends in the clowns

Christine Delsol, San Francisco Chronicle – Sunday, June 14, 2009

Touring Wallace & Hinz

Glimpse a vanishing art at Wallace & Hinz, whose custom-made bars grace Chateau St. Jean in Kenwood, Johnny Foley's Irish House in San Francisco, Broadway Grill in Burlingame and Cheers in Boston…

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The Art of Woodwork

The Palette – 2008

The Palette 2008

There really is something richly unique about the "Great American Bar" and it's not the booze talking. It is the look and feel of a hand-crafted bar…the focal point of the room…that establishes the overall ambience of a fine drinking establishment. The classic style, artistry and attention to detail created by the craftsmen of the nineteenth century and found in fine hotels, saloons and speakeasies across a booming America are still evident today in every Wallace & Hinz bar. These unique pieces represent the elegance and level of workmanship that Wallace & Hinz has developed over its 30 years of bar building in Humboldt County, as well as being a continued point of local pride…

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Bringing a New Meaning to B.Y.O.B.

February 4, 2008

B.Y.O.B. doesn't just mean "bring your own booze." It stands for "build your own bar," according to bar builder Wallace & Hinz. The California-based company, which built the Cheers restaurant bars in Boston, designs and installs some of the most baller bars in the world. And they'll set one up in your crib no matter where you live if you've got the cash.…

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A tour of Wallace & Hinz

Michael Masumoto – Humbolt Woodworking Society, November 29, 2007

Touring Wallace & Hinz

Located in Blue Lake, CA at the old Almquist Lumber location, Wallace & Hinz makes bars for commercial and home use. You can find out more about their company and see pictures of their products on the web at www.whbars.com. Terry Beaudet gave us a terrific tour of the facilities, which are divided into three main areas: office, warehouse, and workshop…

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Room to Grow

By Courtney Hunt-Muntiller, The Eureka Reporter

It took a several months, but Wallace & Hinz owner Tom Tellez is feeling like the business is finally settling into its new Blue Lake facility. Wallace & Hinz moved from its Arcata location, where the company operated for 25 years, to the former site of Almquist Lumber in Blue Lake over Memorial Day weekend in May. "It was kind of scary - like the first time you move away from home," Tellez said of the transition…

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Managing Money

Tom Tellez walks into the classroom as if he had just been building something, his blue jeans sporting dirtied knees.

In each hand, he picks up a dry-erase pen and scribbles as much as he can across a white board, talking about the stock market, the economy and personal money management - transforming from construction worker to financial planning instructor in an instant…

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Bringing the Bars to Your Basement

…This is a big decision for you right off the bat and one that will likely shape the personality of your basement bar, the most popular option is the classic wood look. Whether it be imported English Oak or treated pine from your local home supplies store, the dark wood bar will give an authentic, distinguished, professional look to your room, careful though as it can make or break the whole vibe that you're trying to convey. An excellent resource for both looking at different bar designs and for giving yourself some personalized ideas is the Wallace & Hinz site.

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