Bar Design Niche: Pop-Up - Larkin Beer Garden

Last year, the Michigan Baseball Foundation, a nonprofit organization that owns and operates a minor league baseball team in Midland, started an economic initiative to build up and enhance the downtown, which houses the ballpark.

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Bar Design Niche: Third Space

The emphasis is on social at Pinewood Social in Nashville, Tenn. It combines a big bar program with a coffee shop, a full dining room, six bowling lanes and a large outdoor patio, sporting bocce ball courts, two dipping pools, and a 1976 Airstream trailer “food truck.”

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Make Cool Sh*t: A Q&A with 555's James Geier

With a 300,000-square-foot wood shop, metal fabrication and design studio — built on the mantra “Make Cool Sh*t” — James Geier has carved out an unusual niche.

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Reader’s Choices: Allison C. Cooke


Allison C. Cooke, partner and director of Hospitality Design at CORE architecture + design, inc., leads the firm’s restaurant work while also providing direction for CORE’s interiors of retail spaces, libraries, residential buildings, office buildings and hotels.

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People Power

There is nothing like watching a plan come together. Whether it’s completing a winning restaurant design, creating an innovative new menu, pulling off a successful event or finishing an ambitious team project, there is no greater sense of accomplishment than that of seeing an idea through to completion.

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Project Profile: Eberly

Many a great restaurant concept idea is hatched over drinks. In the case of Eberly, a contemporary American restaurant in Austin, Texas, creative inspiration sprang not from booze-fueled collaboration on a cocktail napkin but from the beauty and backstory of an actual bar.

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