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When the owner of Gianna's Beef, Adam approached us about being a key part of the build-out of his new restaurant we were extremely appreciative. We'd known Adam for over 5 years and knew that the unexpected passing of his daughter Gianna and his dream of owning his own restaurant would take shape one day. To be a part of the journey with him through this project was a great experience for all who were involved.
The design incorporated a modern feel with lots of raw steel framing and exposed edge birch plywood and solid birch framing. This took a lot of coordination and design to get all of the design elements to seamlessly tie into the original surroundings of this historic building.
Situated in downtown Cedar Rapids, IA Gianna's Italian Beef serves up Hot Italian Beef & Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, Vienna Beef Hot Dogs, Chopped Salads, Shoestring Fries & Italian Ice! It is quickly becoming one of the go-to fast casual dining spots in the city, mainly due to the design and layout which help create a community atmosphere.
One of the key elements of the design was incorporating a community table as the focal point where large groups of people can sit across from each other on this 18' long table and enjoy a meal and conversation with friends or complete strangers. With large floor to ceiling windows and tons of natural light, this is a great spot for a quick bite to eat.
Another fun element to this was the incorporation of the color purple, which was Gianna's favorite. You can see this tasefully incorporated into the "Gianna" booth as well as accents around the restaurant. Whether you're in the area or just passing through, be sure to stop by and have a bite to eat at Gianna's, you won't regret it!
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