At 1300 sq. ft. Ruben’s was a popular neighborhood gathering place. We are currently working on opening a Museo de la Comunidad (Community Museum) where neighborhood residents and visitors can look through photo archives gathered for the En Aquellos Tiempo Westside Fotobanner Project. Further modifications to Ruben’s will include installation of a “green” air conditioning system, new fixtures and sinks in existing bathrooms, new windows, doors and exterior finish, electrical improvements, and more. The green space between the Casa de Cuentos and Ruben’s Ice House will contain raised-beds for gardening and an underground cistern for rainwater collection.