StudioTyak, and Design Principal Stephen Martyak, asked CP Design to make the communal tables, bar countertops, and stage logo backdrops, and dining tables for Loretta’s Last Call. Loretta’s Last Call is on Landowne Street, Boston, MA
Materials consisted of 1800′s bar tops from Shockroe Bottom, Richmond, VA, as well as the communal trestle tables.
The backdrop to the stage was made from heart of pine 1×6 antique flooring reclaimed from homes built in 1910-1920 made into a chevron pattern.
We were asked to do portions of the interior design elements of The Horse You Rode Out on Cantina on the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. We made the bathroom barn wood doors, bar countertops in both front, and back bars, and put up the vintage tin ceiling treatments. We lined the Cantina with antique tin over 100 years old taken from barns in Monroe, GA. It was a challenge working with the tin, and a learning curve for us in many ways in a building from 1700′s. Eric Mathias, one of the owners of the THE HORSE, and the Cantina asked us in to work with him on this project. Eric is the master behind the look of the Cantina. It was his vision, and two year journey to bring the Cantina to reality. Eric is a genius at knowing what he wants, and has a unique sense of style. We simply came in, and added our antique materials. Brian Guido was the contractor responsible for the artwork on wall with the barn wood, as well as the custom made fireplace. Brian also did the build out with CP Design on 510 Johnny’s where we gutted the interior of a 17,000 square foot Italian Restaurant and L. Baird rebranded.
510 Johnny’s is a project we began in summer of 2014 in design discussions on how to rebrand an Italian Restaurant called Bellisimos in Belair, MD just above Baltimore, MD. We did not actually begin the work on 510 Johnny’s until OCTOBER of 2014. We did a soft opening DECEMBER 26, 2015.
The restaurant was a 17,000 square foot building once known before it became an Italian place as Crab Pots. The owner of Bellisimos purchased Crab Pots out of auction. After several years of struggling to maintain overhead in a large facility with a clientele that rarely reached younger than age of 50 a change was needed to grow the opportunity for both past, current, and future patrons.
CP Design was asked to rebrand the restaurant, and design with materials that built a new brand showing a new personality to bring in a younger, and more diverse audience while staying true to its past patrons welcoming all ages. We wanted to still capture a family audience during the day, and early evening, and open a new crowd for the evening complimenting the community, and surrounding cities. We renamed the restaurant 510 JOHNNY’S to reflect not only the address at 510 Marketplace Drive but to reflect it’s carefree image, and multiple flavors. The reclaimed materials spoke to reclaiming a new place for 510 within its own space. We were reclaiming it’s look, it’s feel, and most importantly its MRS (Multiple Revenue Stream) opportunities.
The wood on the walls were reclaimed from several tobacco barns from North Carolina, and Suffolk, VA dating back to 1863 . The old tin from Monroe GA well over 100 years old. All of the wood was treated with FIBERLOCK, a product that encapsulated all lead based paints. The entire space was coated, painted in Fiberlock sealant. It is what gives the wood a nice glow. We purposely took apart several tobacco barns to find the multi colored wood grains, and color blocking to give the restaurant its distinctive look. Brian Guido, our contractor is the master behind the placement of the wood. His artistry can be seen throughout the restaurant on walls, fencing, and exterior decking. Brian also did all of the cement stamping. Brian Guido spent countless hours working with our wood meticulously placing in strategic artful patterns on walls and ceilings. The wood from 1863 is a fragile wood. Not everyone is capable of working with antique wood. Our design and vision for 510 Johnny’s would not have been as distinctive had it not been for his artistry, and patience. When considering a project using antique materials you get a look that is unmatched but need the experience, and quality working with contractors-designers who understand “how to” transform your space. It’s not as easy as just hiring just any contractor. 8 out of 10 contractors do not know how to or will take the time to work with antique materials.
The investments made into this project not only transformed the space, they transformed the financial picture for 510 Johnny’s. A great design no matter how brilliantly executed if it does not significantly change the bottom line financially of a restaurant or business or measurably change its course financially the design has failed. At CP Design that is what we do with precision.
Still to come: More expansions are coming to 510 Johnny’s. Stay Tuned! Working on PHASE 2 Downstairs.