Crack’d Kitchen & Coffee opened in North Andover, Mass., in March, with the goal of being the first location of several. Justin Alpert, project architect with Phase Zero Design, in Hingham, Mass., worked hard to make this prototype replicable. Here, he discusses how he approached the design and the challenges faced.
When Jackson Schwartz bought a warehouse building for his blown glass fixture company in Minneapolis, he had more space than he needed. His solution: add a cafe along with a co-working space. This could serve as a gathering spot for the neighborhood as well as for other creative professionals who rent a desk from him.
Protect-All flooring is a slip-resistant vinyl flooring manufactured from over 90% pre-consumer recycled content that provides slip, stain and fire protection for areas exposed to water, heavy traffic patterns and extreme weight loads. Protect-All helps reduce slips and falls, and is also resistant to mildew and other bacterial growth.
The recent rebranding of family dining chains IHOP and Denny’s serve as indicators that the face of family dining continues to change. It comes at a good time, as Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD Group reports the decline of mid-scale/family dining traffic has bypassed the decline of both casual and fine dining in 2018 compared to the year prior.
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