No, I think they just wanted to create something that looks like an old art deco cinema building that's been converted into a shop, hence the 'bricked up' windows.I feel like that's been done to allow it to be modified in the future, or is that wishful thinking?
Yes, I agree that it's a nice enough building. It looks clean and smart .. just wondering though why they had to get rid of the authentic one?I don't mind that at all. Nice clean lines and the curve works well. It would have been better had the brick infill been glass, but I'll take that.