#72 A Diamond That’s No Longer in the Rough

Winner of the prestigious Golden Rose Award for 2001, owner David Halimi took his time to “get it right” in designing and restoring this building, which is a work of art—done by local artisans.

Inspired by the original copper molding of the storefront, discovered under many layers of paint, copper (purchased in raw form, then polished, hand-tooled, and lacquered to maintain shine and color) is used throughout to compliment the custom-cut/designed oak wood also used throughout the interior.

But that’s just the beginning; you’ll walk on a copper slate floor, mined in the mountains of India and laid in a diamond pattern. You’ll admire the Galaxy granite store front and the fireplace hearth that has copper naturally inlaid in it, and you’ll note the diamond-shaped railings and custom-dyed diamond pattern carpet.

And if you find yourself downtown with children, they are sure to enjoy Justin’s playhouse with its carnival mirrors in the first room, a playroom, and the very special exit tunnel with black lights.

No longer a diamond in the rough, this building is now a shining jewel of downtown Chico!

Diamond W Western Wear
181 E. 2nd St.
Downtown Chico
(530) 891-1650