Cook General Contracting focuses in several key areas of projects that range from municipal agreements, commercial construction, and design-build projects for various industries. However, one thing that has been at the forefront of our business operations the past few months has been the hospitality industry. Our partnership with organizations such as r*development and relations with restaurateurs around the Atlanta market has proved advantageous and exciting for our company.
The Casual Café
Building out commercial spaces for your daily breakfast and lunch setting can seem commonplace, but The Reveille Café – with locations in Marietta, Acworth, and Haynes Bridge- is expanded their operations to Sugar Hill and Cook General was excited to be a part of this project.
Reveille is known for their breakfast and they don’t’ take the concept lightly. Reveille has recreated the age-old breakfast tradition and combined it with today’s favorites and some healthier options as well, including eggs Benedict, strawberry waffles, bacon & eggs, or a bowl of oatmeal with a side of fresh fruit. Now they are bringing back the tradition of slowing down and savoring breakfast to Sugar Hill.
For our company, this project brought the ability to encompass both booth seating and bar space into an open eatery that exudes comfort and class. Can Lights brighten up the start to each guest’s day with subsequent lighting that doesn’t give you the cafeteria feel of long ago provided by long fluorescent lights.
Project Manager Eric Lawrence commented that “this project truly encompasses the best of the existing café’s elements while adding an individual touch for the Sugar Hill location. Owner Jay McCann continues to bring his passion for food to each of his projects.”
Coffee is not an afterthought at Reveille and neither is the long bar with seating that gives you the familiar diner style seating with upgrades French toast and fruit to get the day started right. Greens, Yellows, and Blues are mixed throughout the color palate for this restaurant to convey the feeling that any day can be won with a good start!
Dinner to Impress
In the contrasting style to the selections made for the restaurant space at Reveille Café, the features of the work recently completed at Frankie’s The Steakhouse located in the 1818 Club building in Duluth. The recently completed space is open to the public for dinner and serves up high-quality entrees that are well worth the trip.
Frankie’s The Steakhouse boasts an upscale traditional steakhouse menu paired with a distinctive Italian twist. A recent Zagat review states that the steakhouse “turns up the charm with classic Italian-American steakhouse fare, from massive steaks to elegant plates of pasta and indulgent sides, all served in a snappy space that exudes a clubby, 1950’s Rat Pack vibe”.
The atmosphere of Frankie’s features dramatic lighting elements throughout that provide focal points for visitors. Unique pendant lights, perfectly placed wall sconces, and backlighting offset the traditional can lights throughout the space. The lighting highlights the intricate work detail of tile and brick scattered throughout the walls.
One of the most focal design elements of this space is the hand-painted cityscape on the far wall of the restaurant. Another eye-catching element during the construction of this space was the dramatic waterfall like light elements added behind the bar to create contrast to the flat screens located across the top of the bar wall.
Greg Swinks, Chief Operating Officer at Cook General Contracting, raved about the final quality and construction of the partnership with Robb McKerrow or r*development. “Robb is known throughout the restaurant space for his vision in restaurant design. We are grateful for the opportunity to carry out his vision through the construction process.”
“From the onsite sub-contractors to the management team from The Norsan Group, we are constantly amazed at how many lives we touch during the design-build process. Projects like Frankie’s allow us to continue to touch the lives of each guest who enters the restaurant over the coming years”, stated Swinks.
We know that each restaurant space we help to create is designed to bring to the life the vision of the restaurateur and complement the food that they passionately want to share with their patrons. Our partnerships with some of the Southeast’s best restaurant architects and designers only enhance our ability to create these spaces to fulfill these visions.
We are proud of the work put in the construction and hope you will choose to become a patron of the work that pours into each meal these restaurants served.
Gallery Images for Frankie’s The Steakhouse