The third Office Tavern Grill transformation is located in Ridgewood New Jersey’s urban center. Just completed, the design team used the buildings original architecture as the ground work for the new design. Completely having to rebuild the upper portion of the building the design team used new synthetic materials for all the panels and trim for durability and the keystone iconic clock was redesigned, lit and branded. On the main façade pilasters were clad in glazed bricks all the doors and windows were replaced using energy efficient glass, bi-folding windows were added for and retractable awning were installed to a connection to the street and shade the café seating. Lastly, a new entry canopy was built to provide shelter when entering and the brands signature floating flag pole provides excitement to the streetscape.
On the interior the multilevel dining was maintained. On the lower level the bar encompasses an entire wall and showcases a custom tap system with numbered tap handles and backed by sculptured nickel panels. Cozy bar area seating is created using a mix of high top tables, upholstered booths and stools, drink-rails at the blackboards and bi-fold windows. In the raised dining area patrons enjoy exciting views into the kitchen, the dance of pizza making at the wood fired pizza oven and a back-lit shadowbox showcasing a selection of the hundreds of old tap handles found in the locations basement. To complete the mood JCG’s own graphically designed wallcovering and the tiered cog chandeliers provide a warm glow to the space.