The restaurant is located on Royal Street in the French Quarter, but its entrance is located at the back of the restaurant on Bourbon Street. Both streets are known for being high traffic areas since locals and tourists have made them one of the cities many social hubs. We welcomed this challenge and did not allow it to obstruct our plans for reconstruction. We worked closely with a full service architect drawing plans and coming up with ideas on how to renovate the restaurant while still remaining operational and within the budget.
The list of things that needed to be completed included renovating the hot and cold buffet stations, redesigning the omelet and waitress stations, and making structural repairs to the terrace area. The waitress station was originally very small, but it was redesigned to look more appealing and interconnected with the terrace. We also had to clean up old electrical work and make sure it was up to code like the omelet station, which was upgraded from gas powered to electric induction heat range units. This idea allowed the elimination of the ventilation hood, which in turn created the larger station they were looking for. In between the terrace and buffet station, a large structural steel beam had rotted and needed to be repaired as well.