The Crown building facade--almost ready!
The courtyard at the Crown is an amazing bit of green space.
The new VC boom is steering away from pure-play technology start ups and toward restaurant investments. Venture Cap firms are looking at the economy comprehensively and understand where the largest, fastest-growing growth sectors can be found.
Essentially Venture Cap firms are looking for profitable ventures to augment their portfolio and it appears that more and more that includes restaurant funding,
This article is a good read: NYT Venture Capitalists Are Making Bigger Bets on Food Start-Ups
Part of The Colony, Colony South is an adaptive re-use of a mid-century building for new restaurant and retail uses. Brick & West did the design for Colony South as well as the design for the ground-up Colony North building. Brick & West is also designing a new restaurant on the ground floor of colony south and a new bar on the second floor.
Brick & West continues to improve on The Yard NCP with a new parking lot! Set to open soon it will supply much-needed parking for this successful project!
Brick & West designed a ground-up 5,300 SF building and the interiors for a new restaurant for the owners of Pomo Pizzeria. Construction has begun directly across from the Yard!
The Crown, a 20,000 SF adaptive re-use of a 1950's building opens soon. Several new restaurants including Okra (from the owners of Crudo) will fill the renovated space!
In addition to designing two adaptive re-use projects on this site, Brick & West is also designing a new restaurant inside one of the buildings at 6101 and 6107 N 7th Street. The new restaurant will occupy the former 'Joe's Liquor' a mid-century drive-thru liquor store.
Michael Rumpeltin, Founder of Brick & West, is a designer of places and experiences. Co-authored by Partner and Co-Founder Eric Duncan, the Brick & West blog is intended to give updates on our projects, and expert insights and perspectives into the markets we serve.