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Populuxe Brewing

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Tenant improvement for a microbrewery and taphouse in a 3600 ft2 existing building in Ballard.  A local favorite for its tasty brews, laid back atmosphere, and large beer garden.

Riffing on the owner's established mid century theme, VELOCIPEDE designed the service bar, seating and equipment layout, interior materials and lighting, and obtained their building permit.

Teku Tavern

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Tenant improvement for a new 4030 ft2 gourmet beer tavern in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood.  Brew connoisseurs love the choice of 50 draft taps and 27 doors of bottles, all carefully selected by the owners.  The tavern's namesake is a glass ideally shaped to appreciate the taste of quality beer.

VELOCIPEDE advised on selection of the tenant space, designed the seating layout, interior materials and colors, and lighting.  The focal element is the array of taps set in a copper lined recess, with menu screens above.  The bar top is a slab of black limba wood.

PCC Natural Market - Fremont

Grocery store tenant improvement in ground floor of new mixed use building, 19541 ft2, in Fremont neighborhood of Seattle.  The new building offers a south facing patio, which functions as outdoor seating for PCC's deli. In addition to serving as a popular lunch spot, the rain canopy is comprised of photovoltaic panels that generate electricity from the sun. They are the first use of PV on a commercial business in Seattle.

The store's eco-friendly highlights include energy efficient fluorescent lighting, recycled structural steel, refrigerant that does not harm the ozone layer, and even an elevator that operates using biodegradable canola oil.  Special solar reflective glass installed at the south and west reduce by 50% unwanted solar heat gain that could wilt lettuce and unduly burden the air conditioning system.