Restaurant Development & Design

July-August 2015

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J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 5 • 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 • 5 7 walnut-topped bar seats up to 16, while the adjacent area offers a combination of bar-height tables, large communal tables and tufted leather banquettes. "Within the bar there's another little space or nook that we call the bar paladar," Oldham notes. "It's just right for a smaller party of six to eight. It's completely open but has a more intimate feel thanks to a slightly lower ceiling, a red tile wall feature that sets it off and different pendant lights above it." And then there's the rum. Paladar touts more than 50 varieties and uses its large back bar — as well as smaller shelving nooks throughout the res- taurant — to show off its collection. Constructed around and above low win- dows overlooking the street, the back bar showcases rum bottles in backlit residential-style cupboards with white painted wood frames. In addition to the overall look and feel of the new Paladar prototype, Him- mel says the Gaithersburg location also hits the mark operationally in terms of layout. "On the functional side, we have fnally developed true thresholds for what we consider acceptable for items such as unanchored tables and how to make sure every table in the restaurant is a good table. In the frst restaurant we built, probably 50 percent of the tables weren't good tables, and people were always asking to move," he says. "Here, it's very rare that anyone requests a different table because all of the spaces are designed for the right purposes — from the private dining room to the bar. Kristie brought a level of sophistication to the process, and the end result is something we feel we can grow with." + ® PREMIUM PLUMBING PRODUCTS by Component Hardware N E W P owerPulse ™ PRE-RINSE • Uses 55% less water than the closest competition* • Unique pulsing action powers off soil in less time • Easy retroft • Two year warranty Call or email to arrange a no risk trial 800-526-3694 • If you aren't convinced that PowerPulse is saving water, time and energy, we'll take it back and refund your purchase price. N E W "PLUMBING THAT WORKS" ™ To see the PowerPulse in action, check out our online video at *Compared to .65gpm spray valves © Copyright 2015, Component Hardware Group, Inc.

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