LocationGrand Rapids, MI
Scale6,700 square feet
Slows Bar-B-Q, a staple in the Detroit restaurtant scene, was looking for a partner to help design their first space in Grand Rapids, located in the Downtown Market. The goal was to take Slows’ successful restaurant and catering concepts and blend/integrate them into the Downtown Market. Slows’ venues in Detroit are renovations/rehab projects with an old warm comfortable feeling atmosphere. Therefore, the challenge was to incorporate their brand into the Downtown Market lease space, a new, contemporary environment. Progressive AE designed a space that feels “raw,” leaving the concrete floors and ceilings exposed and added reclaimed wood features (partial ceiling over bar and food service line and wall paneling) and rustic elements like the furniture style to bring the warm and natural, comfort and rustic feel into the project.