HHL Architects designed the concept for this new downtown “Chippewa Entertainment District” restaurant. The developer acquired an old railroad diner car which was then designed to be incorporated into a new kitchen building located on an existing parking lot at a critical corner of the urban neighborhood.
The building form combines contemporary designs with those from the past. The vintage 1930’s dining car is the focal point and the primary dining room. The entry will be at the new building near the end of the car from Pearl Street. The entry will layer glass, metal, colors and light. The remainder of the block is redesigned to accommodate occasional “market” activity as well as outdoor dining.