The mighty Carson Block!

Old Town Eureka has a new crown jewel. After three and a half years of work, including nearly a year and a half of retrofitting and restoration operations, the resurrected Carson Block building soft-opened its doors to the public Friday afternoon. 

Your Lost Coast Outpost was on hand to witness the brief ribbon cutting ceremony, snap a few photos and pilfer the free food and beer. Behold!

NCIDC executive director Terry Coltra welcomes the crowd; Also pictured: Eureka Mayor Frank Jager and councilmembers Melinda Ciarabellini and Marian Brady

Wiyot tribal member Cheryl Seidner blesses the building

Big scissors!

Open! Hooray!

Looking north up F Street from the third floor corner turret

Eureka City Councilmember Kim Bergel dares gravity

The masses gathered in the still-unfinished third floor Ingomar Theatre for goodies provided by local restaurants