Jersey City, New Jersey
The existing restaurant, on the ground floor of a corner rowhouse in the Paulus Hook Historic District, had an underutilized carriage house to the rear, and had long ago lost its original projecting storefronts to non-descript concrete-block infill.
LWDMR’s work included the exterior restoration of the main building, including historically-correct reconstruction of the missing storefronts, to open the dining room to the neighborhood, as well as renovation of the carriage house for two-levels of additional restaurant seating and an accessible entryway.
New one-story infill construction between the main building and the carriage house provides new barrier-free toilet rooms and a connecting corridor between the buildings. A new commercial range-hood, vented up through the roof, allowed for the removal of the existing exhaust vent fan from the face of the building as a part of the storefront restoration.