Local Restaurant & Bar
6,500 s.f. | jackson, wyoming
photography by Hannah Hardaway
Two young chefs took on the ambitious risk of transforming a well-known, albeit tired establishment, into a space that aligned with their vision of inspiring food and drink - a space to relate to the surrounding natural beauty and for a menu focused on promoting local sources and regional artisans in the form of beer, wine, whiskey, beef, bread, cheese, produce and artists.
The existing restaurant, an old building on the historic town square of Jackson, Wyoming, was in need of an overhaul. The prime location is frequented by a huge number of bustling visitors seasonally. The highly visible location required a fresh exterior presence with new signage, lighting and paint colors in addition to the casual interiors to attract locals and visitors alike. The original character was enhanced with a contemporary western image that alludes to a modern steakhouse without falling in the typical style. The combination of varied materials refers to the unique nature of the place while addressing a distinctive, comfortable culture. Implementation and detail of natural materials, warm organic wood tones, textures and colors provide a unique personality for a destination used by friends and families for entertainment and relaxing.
The original overall organization was respected. The reception area at the main door connects and divides the relaxed restaurant from the vibrant bar. Significant improvements included the removal of odd floor levels, improved flow, and clean updated finishes to all of the support spaces.