Phoenix, Arizona
Janis Leonard Design Associates

Owner: Karl R Kopp

Date Completed: November 2009

Photo © Grant Olson

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Program: Two-level restaurant with a bar, kitchen, and seating on the main floor, plus a mezzanine with additional seating fit into a former department store built in 1947.

Design concept and solution: To remain true to the former department store's late International Style roots while transforming it into an upscale eatery.

The ground floor, with its open plan and two-story-high ceiling marked by a curvilinear floating soffit, already felt natural as a restaurant, and Janis Leonard updated it by adding a modern kitchen. On the mezzanine, Leonard gutted the changing rooms to create extra seating and restrooms. She also carefully rehabilitated sections of the interior that had been damaged—during the store's stint as a fire-testing facility for the City of Phoenix—with custom-built bricks to supplement the originals.

Gross square footage:
32,000 sq. Ft.

Total construction cost: $6,449,329

Janis Leonard Design Associates
Principal: Janis Leonard
3707 North Marshall Way Unit 3
Scottsdale Arizona
Ph(480) 922 8464
Fax (480) 607 2217

Architect of record:
Core and Shell Architect of Record
Ryden Architects
902 W Mcdowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ.
Phone: 602-253-5381

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