RETAIL / MANHATTAN
Boundless Plains

After securing a small, cavernous spot in Manhattan’s Financial District, the owner of Boundless Plains enlisted Dixon Projects to transform the newly acquired space into a charming café. Confined to an area where every inch would count and a pressing deadline to open for business, the challenge for the team was clear: Execute a large-scale café renovation under a tight eight-week schedule, while maintaining high-quality standards.

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A Dream Brought to Life

With a strong urgency to be operational as soon as possible, the kitchen installation was the first to take place, giving the café’s head chef the opportunity to become acclimated with the space and begin testing menu items. Given the space was initially an empty shell, new plumbing and electric were added.

Once complete, the front of the café became the primary focus. Strapped for space amidst close quarters, the team employed detailed planning and creativity to successfully create a sleek, welcoming area. With no more than a couple inches to spare and zero room for error, the front counter was installed, followed by the expresso machine, knock box for grounds, rinse tray, and point of sale.

Value-engineered to save on both budget and time, concrete beams and plumbing were left exposed to evoke a raw feel throughout. These design elements were then complemented by new concrete tile and slabs as well clean lines and light inviting colors to pull everything together. White-washed maple millwork, banquet tables and a chic menu board serve as the finishing touches to this revamped, modern space.

Point of sale design
Modern cafe seating area

What began as a dimly-lit empty shell now functions as inviting space for both delicious drinks and fresh fare alike. Executed within an eight-week timeline and operational for a soft-opening around the five-week mark, this renovation highlights the nimble capabilities of the in-house professionals at Dixon Projects.

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