Restaurant Development & Design

JUL-AUG 2019

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DESIGN MARKET SEATTLE BY AMELIA LEVIN Super Bueno This 4,000-square-foot restaurant from prolic Seattle restaurateurs Ethan and Angela Stowell sits on the ground level of The Hayes, a new apart- ment building along Stone Way in the Fremont neighborhood. Since opening, the attached cafe has closed, but the restaurant and bar, designed by Atelier Drome Architecture + Interior Design, continue to serve family-style Mexican food and a brisk happy hour at the bar on week- ends. The architecture and design strive to provide an ambience simi- lar to vacationing in the Carib- bean. Rustic materials, beachy tones and minimal but punchy colors help create that atmosphere. A unique palette for the Seattle area, the soft, whitewashed wood, coupled with whitewashed 16-foot-high ceilings and heavy exposed r timbers, creates a bright, clean and breezy appearance, allowing guests to relax as if on a culinary getaway. To account for the unpredictable Seattle weather, the two covered patio dining areas feature moveable tables and chairs. Images courtesy of Suzi Pratt 3 4 • r e s t a u r a n t d e v e l o p m e n t + d e s i g n • J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 9 Cortina This Italian concept from Ethan Stowell Restaurants opened last year and is named after a northern hill town in the Dolomites. The restaurant boasts a light and bright ambience made possible in part by a 100-foot stretch of windows that runs along Union St. and takes advantage of the ample northern light. The rest of the ground-level 8,000-square-foot space at Two Union Square, one of the largest com- mercial towers in downtown Seattle, evokes a classic European cafe with the bar sitting along an interior wall to allow more din- ing alongside the windows and street. The clean and rened aesthetics also feature brightly colored wood, creamy leather upholstering, and pops of color and brass throughout. The L-shaped space includes the lobby and bar in one leg, a lounge area at the corner, and booth seating and a private dining room in the other leg. A 64-foot-long bar made of white oak, granite and blackened steel seats 32 people for busy happy hours. Images courtesy of Suzi Pratt

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