July 12, 2016
The revitalization of a 90 year old concrete and timber warehouse into a gritty, yet sophisticated restaurant piloted by all-star top chef
winner, Richard Blais. The restaurant is designed around a state of the art exhibition kitchen and features an elegant dining room, mezzanine (private dining), and edgy cocktail lounge. The old warehouse bones surround the new lavish stylish interiors creating a balanced juxtaposition of character and history with contemporary flair. The bubbly green J&I sign creates a beacon for travelers down Kettner Blvd. The Croation castle inspired exterior finish adds texture and refinement to the Little Italy streetscape. The Juniper & Ivy Restaurant is another trendy addition to the quickly evolving San Diego North Little Italy neighborhood.
Transformation of existing industrial metal warehouse building into kitchen and outdoor patio for a new SoCal patio dining concept. The new fast-casual dining concept by Michael Rosen, Richard Blais, and Jon Sloan features an innovative chicken and egg menu and casual outdoor dining environment. The existing metal shed houses the kitchen. A new shed structure covers the new outdoor/indoor bar and semi-enclosed “Living Room”, featuring an open flame fireplace and multi-screen LCD TV. The outdoor dining features a new semi-enclosed trellis, firepit, tree-counter bar-top, and bocce ball court.
Et Voilà! is a vibrant neighborhood bistro, located at the intersection of 30th Street and Adams Avenue in North Park corridor in San Diego. GerberGroup provided pre-development and construction advisory services.