In response to the Coronavirus and the COVID-19 Pandemic many businesses have had to adapt and practice resiliency in order to survive. This is especially true in the restaurant industry. One of our long-time clients, Brothers Tarverna of Salem was one of those businesses hit hard by the need to shut down for several months and with no outdoor dining available to the restaurant’s layout the challenge to reopen was mad emore difficult. In response, Derby Square Architects and The Makers Guild completed a Design+Build for Brothers Taverna Restaurant in Salem, MA. With a tight timeline and the goal to create an attractive outdoor dining patio within (5) parking spaces, we worked quickly to deliver a finished product to help one of our local restaurants increase their outdoor seating capacity. Using a modular system of adjustable pedestals, 2×2 ipe decking tiles, and outdoor fiberglass planters, we were able to create a small urban oasis for diners to enjoy, with the added bonus of enhancing the streetscape along Derby Street in Salem.
This project is a great example of when design-build makes good sense! It also emphasizes the importance of proper planning, iterative design, and quality craftsmanship!
A big thanks to Brothers Taverna, and to the City of Salem for providing local restaurants the space they need for patrons to dine safely