Restaurant Development & Design

July-August 2017

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BUZZ who's doing what Cafes and cafeterias. Delis and diners. Fast food chains and food courts. Hotels and stadiums. Today's booming food service industry serves millions of customers each year. After 50 years, ANSUL ® R-102 and PIRANHA Fire Suppression Systems continue to protect cooking equipment for the top brands in the world. • Appliance Specific and Overlapping Protection Options • Aesthetic Design Blends into Today's Commercial Kitchens • High-Proximity Nozzles • UL / ULC Listed and CE Marked • International Approvals • Meets Requirements of NFPA 96 and 17A • ANSUL Global Distributor Network AD-2015-2-L Serving Up Fire Suppression Is Our First Order For More Information Visit We're taking restaurant fire suppression to new heights. Ask us how. When Peet's Coffee & Tea decided to open a new unit in Washington, D.C.'s colonial Georgetown neighborhood, the restaurant's design had to fit both the historic building and the expectations of the community. MBH Architects, based in Alameda, Calif., opted to restore what they could, contemporize the rest and work with local municipalities to find appropriate solutions. The Georgetown Peet's spans three levels: a 1,120-square-foot first floor, a 220-square-foot mezzanine and a 930-square-foot third floor. A basement and crawl space spans 1,125 square feet. "Peet's standard prototype is only for a single-level store," says Celso Rivera, senior associate at MBH. "The store designers managed to modify the back-of- house standard layout and worked around the parameters within the footprint at the basement level." As the architect of record, MBH was tasked with finding solutions to fix the building's deteriorating structure. To resolve this challenge, Peet's made the decision to replace a significantly larger portion of the roof and the building's infrastructure than originally planned. This was in addition to their extensive restoration of the existing exposed brick finishes on the interior and the preservation of the existing historic build- ing's facade. Another challenge was working within the restrictions of a historical neighborhood. Extensive planning had to take place for approval of the painted facade with Peet's Tribal Brand pattern. Georgetown Peet's Marries History and Modernity Photo by Misha Bruk

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