Project: Adaptive reuse including a 2,000 s.f. interior remodel/transformation of a Santa Barbara Funk Zone warehouse space into a restaurant with wine tasting and beer focused bottle and tap room
Location: 116 Santa Barbara St. Funk Zone, Santa Barbara Ca.
Description: Now Open!. This is a 2,000 s.f. remodel for a new restaurant in an existing building located in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, just around the corner from our Funk Zone Lofts project. As a part of The Waterline redevelopment we have transformed the interior of this old warehouse style building into a unique location to enjoy incredible food from a local legendary master chef Norbert Schultz. Together The Nook and Lama Dog will create a unique shared space to enjoy beer, wine and food in the same location. This is a unique restaurant concept for Santa Barbara which fits the Funk Zone so well. The entire kitchen is housed in a large shipping container with large windows allowing customers to see the action inside. Shared seating is provided inside and outside at a variety of seating types. We are taking advantage of the authentic construction of the building and adding texture and color that will enhance the feeling. Glass walls will provide glimpses of the other tenant spaces and will create an expansive feel. We are also creating an indoor/outdoor bar and dining area to take advantage of the intimate outdoor space and the nearly perfect year round Santa Barbara weather. The remainder of the building will become the future home of another restaurant with bar, retail shops, wine tasting and provide space for locally made handcrafted goods. This is an exciting project that will only get better as diverse tenants are added, check our blog for updates!