Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

MAR 2018

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78 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • MARCH 2018 include fine finishes, a white carrara marble bar top and reclaimed wood from the second-floor decking for the bar skirt, booths and tables. Brick reclaimed from the building's new openings were used to create the herringbone pathways in the courtyard. Brass accents and custom light fixtures contribute to the warm ambiance. The upstairs mezzanine features a refurbished turntable and large selection of vinyl records for guests to peruse. An entire wall across the downstairs bar displays more than 1,000 vintage 8-track tapes. "It's one thing to think of all we have in this huge space," Colton says. "But we're also very proud of the small things including the wallpaper on the mezzanine and the coat hooks at the bar. Maybe one day guests will see the vinyl records and another the wall paper, but they always feel they can have a dif- ferent experience each time they come here." As one might expect, a project of this size and scope brings challenges. "The site was an old manufacturing facility with a large barrel roof, so needless to say, mechanical units FACTS OF NOTE ● Opened: July 2017 ● Scope of Project: Repurposing two adjacent, abandoned warehouses into a state-of-the-art restaurant, bar and music/entertainment venue ● Size: 20,000 sq. ft. ● Seats: 275 ● Average Check: $25 ● Total Annual Sales: $8 million ● Daily Transactions/Covers: 500+ ● Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight, Tuesday to Sunday ● Menu Specialties: Octopus, okra, J Burger, sugo, scallops, Nashville hot chicken ● Staff: 150 employees ● Total Project Cost: $7.5 million ● Equipment Investment: $1 million ● Website: The bar area includes several unique features, including a chandelier created by a local artisan and an all-glass cooler that houses multiple levels of kegs. Photo by Madison Rae Photos

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