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Mellow Mushroom Asheville
Renovations to the The Mellow Mushroom Asheville have been completed!
The old bar was completely demolished and rebuilt. We opened the wall up, added custom cabinets, and made the taps more visible and accessible to create an overall more inviting bar environment. The bar also has been equipped with a Three dimensional wooden mural of the Blue Ridge Mountains, including the Asheville skyline. Also, did I mention that it changes color?!
The old wall murals were either replaced or revamped, including features such as color changing LED lights. In addition, wooden inlays where placed over existing throughout the tiled floors.
A complete renovation of the kitchen was carried out to increase production of oh so yummy pizza. All hail the mushroom!
Hello everyone, just thought we’d update you on some of our projects. A lot is happening currently, projects are either being permitted, just starting, or already under construction. Here’s a look at some that are under construction.
Just getting started, the Toth Residence is a contemporary home atop horizon hill. The home has a steel structure and an absolutely fantastic view.
Also just finishing up, the Monahan Residence was a formerly abandoned structure. We modified the existing framework to create something new. Chris Kaselak at MA|CK Constructors is the general contractor on this project.
The Yero Residence is a master suite addition to a home out in Mars Hill. Solid Rock is in the process of beginning construction.
Copper Crown, a reference to the building’s metallic roof, will be a restaurant on Tunnel Road located in HomeTrust Bank Plaza.
Some of our projects don’t have any pretty pictures yet, but we plan on getting some soon. These projects are:
- 10 Biltmore, located in historic Biltmore Village, is above the Cantina restaurant. It was an existing office space, but will be converted to two Apartments . Goforth Builders are in charge of building the residential space.
- Hi-Tech is a home electronic supplier which is moving into a new two story Morten pre-engineered building. The space will serve as a show room and office storage for the company.
- Sandhill Baptist Church is building a new church that includes a fellowship hall, daycare, and sanctuary.
First Two Weeks
Hello Employee 004 (formally known as Intern 001) speaking,
Well today I just finished my second week as an actual employee at Form and Function Architecture, and both weeks have been pretty eventful. Although the job does involve getting stamped with the Form and Function Logo,
I did get to attend a meeting at the Julian F. Keith about fire codes and fencing issues. Later that week I returned with Emili to measure window heights and finalize fencing plans. I then had to put the measurements and plans onto the program Revit, which I have been slowly adapting to.
I also got to use Revit with The Hop , so that they have the room to produce more ice cream (YUM!).
Earlier today, I got to see the progress on The Smokey Park Supper Club, and although the building has a ways to go, it still has to be one of the most unique restaurants I have seen.
Also, there are several projects that are making serious headway. For example, Estes is nearing completion for the addition of bathrooms in the PEP wing, Asia Wrap is nearing completion as well, and Stf Precision broke ground this past week. The Flight in Downtown Hendersonville is currently being renovated for a new restaurant, Postero.
Two of our Residential Projects are also in their construction phases. Watch the construction of the Toth Residence from Merrimon or 53 Roberts by one of my favorite places, White Duck Taco.
Another Restaurant Making News
A couple of months ago, we posted a blog about a restaurant we designed that made the news. Well, we’re back with another post about one of our restaurant designs that’s featured in the Asheville Citizens Times! Opening soon in South Asheville on Hendersonville Road is the new restaurant concept, Asia Wrap. We’ve taken an old McDonalds and given it an upscale Asian-inspired theme. The food will be a delicious, healthy take on Asian fast-casual food, and nearly all of it will be in a wrap. Check out Asia Wrap’s website for more information on their restaraunt and to see other renderings of our design work.
Dough in the News
We love seeing our clients featured in websites, news, and magazines. Last month Dough, a local bakery, restaurant and market, was featured in a blog post by Garden & Gun. Not only was the food praised, but the space was hailed as “sleek.” Whether it’s a delicious cinnamon bun recipe that draws your interest or you’re looking for more information on a great place to shop & eat, check out this article!