As featured in The Houston Chronicle, Agricole Hospitality group which owns Revival Market, Coltivare and Eight Row Flint in the Heights, is opening three new concepts in East Downtown (EaDo). Located at 1201 St. Emanuel, the concepts will include a fast-casual pizzeria - Vinny's, a cocktail bar - Miss Carousel and an American restaurant - Indianola. PDR is proud to be the design firm working on these 3 exciting projects.
Houston Chronicle Food Editor Greg Morago, said “Agricole announced not one, not two, but three projects at 1201 St. Emanuel at Dallas.”
To create these unique dining and drinking concepts, partners Ryan Pera, Morgan Weber and Vincent Huynh have been collaborating with PDR to design what Weber calls “An investment in the long-term future of downtown.”
The article shares the following details for each of the spaces, but we are excited to share coneptual design images as a sneak peek to the real deal:
Indianola: Named for the Texas town that in the mid-1800s was a port of entry for thousands of European immigrants, this 100-seat restaurant (with 30 outdoor seats) will celebrate classic American dishes born from the immigrant experience. Weber's German/Czech ancestors on his mother's side came to Texas through Indianola in the 1870s. Pera's immigrant connections are via Ellis Island, while Huynh's family came through San Francisco. Those threads of American convergence inspired the partners to think about classic melting pot staples. Pera describes the 3,000-square-foot spot as a neighborhood restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the same Agricole commitment to locally sourced foods. "We've learned so much about what our guests want through Revival Market and Coltivare," Pera said. "We're taking that knowledge and bringing it to EaDo." Indianola will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends.
Miss Carousel: Attached to Indianola via a corridor, this 5,000-square-foot bar is named for a Townes Van Zandt song that was often heard on the early playlist at Revival Market. It is intended to be both a destination bar and a bar/lounge for Indianola. With 200 indoor/outdoor seats, the bar will be furnished with living room-style couches, chairs, rugs (and even a fireplace) evoking turn-of-the-century hotels, Weber said. A list of about 25-30 cocktails will be heavy on original cocktails with about 30 percent classic cocktails. Some Indianola food will be available at Miss Carousel, which will be open 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.
Vinny's: Named for Huynh, this fast-casual pizza joint will focus on slices and delivery. But don't expect Colitvare-style pizza. The partners expect to present a variety of pizza styles. (The team did some pizza research including traveling to New York and Chicago.) The 50-seat, counter-service pizzeria also will serve wine and beer. Look for a design that is bright, modern, and features neon. Vinny's will be open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.
Each of the three projects are expected to be complete before the end of 2017.
Click here to read the full article, as seen in the Houston Chronicle.