Heyday Restaurant involved remodeling an existing vacant building for a new fine dining restaurant. The exterior facade and the interior of the building was fully remodeled. The interior was completely gutted and reconstructed. The client wanted to utilize the large timber exposed ceilings, and keep as much existing exposed brick walls as possible. New stairs/ramps were also designed to eliminate the need for exterior re-grading and to meet code.
The biggest challenge to this project was that it was a wood constructed building that was un-sprinklered. This posed many issues in terms of fire code. Also, the entire back of the building had wood rot and the exterior wall needed to be completely demolished and replaced. In order for this building to meet code, new restrooms needed to be installed, 2-hour fire rated walls and doors needed to be created and a large portion of the basement needed to be permanently closed off.