Maison Kayser brought its French elegance to Chinatown in Washington, DC; located just above George Washington University. The restaurants deign required over 55 core drills over the University challenging TEEL’s team with overnight – weekend work to accommodate the neighboring tenants. The final outcome showcased open layout allowing for high-end finishes, a storefront window in the middle of the store, extensive lighting with various fixture types as well as a brand new kitchen.
Pret A Manger selected TEEL to complete the build-out of their new Midtown Manhattan location at 46th and 8th Avenue. The project team’s successful performance helped secure two additional projects for the growing restaurant group. Here’s what our clients had to say:
“I’m really looking forward to your next projects with Pret. [TEEL’s Superintendent] did a really great job at 46&8 and he was very supportive to me and the team. Our job becomes easier when we work with people like that.”Adam Tomczyk, Operations Manager
“Just a quick note to let you know what an amazing job [TEEL’s superintendent] did on the 1350 Sixth Avenue extension project. This is probably one of the most complex projects Pret has ever done in USA also considering that we only closed for a long weekend. Everybody at Pret is very pleased with the outcome. It is a beautiful store.”Sergio Garcia, Construction Project Manager
Repeat client, Air Ventures entrusted TEEL with the construction of their new Wolfgang Puck concept “The Kitchen.” A 3,000 SF new build-out in Concourse A of Washington Dulles International Airport combined three previous restaurant spaces into one. Notable features include the oversized Woodstone Pizza Oven, a double layer floating concrete panel ceiling system and custom light fixtures from the Czech Republic.
The Firkin & Flyer is a British style pub at BWI, conveniently located in the B/C Concourse connector. Decked out with wall to wall graphics and an aeronautical themed decor, it features a full size biplane mounted directly in the terminal between the main dining area/bar and the high-end lounge across the hall, designed for patrons to relax and grab a drink while they wait for their flights. Click here to check out the flyover rendering.
This renovation of an old warehouse in a DC packing district brings Chef Nick Stefanelli’s aspiration for his first restaurant to life, which has since been awarded a Michelin Star. The 2,000 square foot interior’s features include an open kitchen, hand-made tile, white marble countertops, custom-made climate controlled wine cabinets, and a mixture of plaster and exposed walls and ceilings. Outdoors, you can sit under the 1,500 square foot climate controlled pergola which is fully retractable, and covers the imported hand-painted tile floor. While waiting for a table, you can lounge at one of the couches that surround the fire pits at the entrance to the restaurant.
Located in Pier B of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, this restaurant and grille raises the bar for airport concessions with it’s upscale menu and craft beer list. These selections, paired with high-end architectural elements such as the honey onyx lit bar top and Interlam fabric-wrapped wall panels create an atmosphere like no other at the airport. Architect: Lami Grubb Architects Location: Ronald Reagan National Airport
Located in The Shops at Stonefield in Charlottesville, this 4,500 square foot oyster bar and restaurant owned by acclaimed Restaurateur Travis Croxton of Rappahannock Oyster Co., features a minimalist design with a large dining area, open ceilings, stained concrete floors, an open view kitchen, and a 20-seat white marble topped bar. An outdoor patio with a roll up garage door for outdoor bar seating will be sure to attract patrons in the warmer months. Architect: John Cooney Associates Location: Charlottesville, VA
TEEL constructed this 135-seat bistro (IAD’s Largest Restaurant), converting what once was three retail spaces. Bistro Atelier opened by restauranteur, Hakan Ilhan, brings classic French cuisine to the airport, including savory and sweet crepes, and an all day breakfast and brunch menu. Architect: Norris Design Studio Location: Dulles International Airport
The Denver-based fast casual restaurant chain is quickly expanding east. Typically constructed within ten (10) weeks, TEEL is charged with effectively managing over 2 dozen subcontractors and Owner vendors to ensure an on-time opening. The Smashburger name refers to the chain’s process of smashing meat on the grill; meant to keep the juices seared in. Different geographical regions boast their own unique burger; i.e. “The Capital” in the DC-metro and “The New Englander” in Boston. Architect: Various Completed locations:
Baltimore, MD [Fells Point]
Bronx, NY [Riverdale]
Cortlandt Manor, NY
Dupont Circle, DC
Ellicott City, MD
Falls Church, VA
Gaithersburg, MD [Downtown Crown]
Merrifield, VA [Dunn Loring Metro]
NYC, NY [Williams St]
Owings Mills, MD
Ronald Reagan National Airport [DCA]
Vienna, VA [Tysons West Metro]
Washington Dulles International Airport [IAD]
TEEL completed this Starbucks inside the new Marquis Marriot in Washington DC. This location has a wood feature wall (see photo), which is a new concept you may be seeing at more Starbucks soon. The build was completed and ready to open concurrently with the opening of the Marquis Marriot. Architect: Cooper Carry Location: Marquis Marriot – Washington, DC
TEEL’s 2nd project for the California-based wine bar/ café/ retail shop was Vino Volo’s 1st out-of-airport location. The ‘wine country chic’ style of construction boasts reclaimed barn wood from Missouri used for interior millwork components and the storefront façade. The 55-seat dining room overlooks a 12-seat custom zinc bar top with backlit feature wall that separates the bar/ dining room areas from the retail wine shop.
Architect: Collective Architecture
Location: Bethesda, MD
Other Completed Locations: Tysons Corner, VA, Dulles International Airport, Jacksonville International Airport, Baltimore Washington International Airport
Elevation Burger’s commitment to the environment was upheld with the use of high-end, environmentally sustainable and non-hazardous finishes. Included in this mix was bamboo flooring, low VOC paints and sorghum countertops. The project’s scope also included a new storefront trimmed out with reclaimed wood components leading to exterior patio dining. Architect: Lingle Design Group Location: Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA
Located in Arlington’s trendy Clarendon neighborhood, this restaurant and bar features a 4,000 square foot dining room and elaborate bar with a 1,300 square foot mezzanine used primarily for storage and the mechanical equipment servicing the top-of-the-line kitchen below. An outdoor patio on Clarendon Boulevard and terrace in the front of the building will be sure to attract patrons in the warmer months. Architect: Studio Cinq Location: Arlington, VA
This 120-seat restaurant in the heart of historic Old Town is Pizzeria Paradiso’s 3rd location in the Washington Metropolitan Area (following Dupont Circle and Georgetown, respectively). The “warehouse styled” theme prevalent throughout all 3 locations features exposed brick veneer and reclaimed wood used for flooring and millwork aspects on the project. Architect: Gronning Architects Location: Old Town Alexandria, VA
When owner Francois Haeringer wanted his world-renowned restaurant to remain operative during kitchen and dining room renovations, he hired TEEL to insure a delicate delivery. Location: Great Falls, VA
New Heights is one of Washington DC’s premier Contemporary American restaurants. With its open dinning room ceilings and large windows overlooking the District’s Rock Creek Park, a truly stylish ambiance has been maintained since the project’s completion over 20 years ago. Take it from Zagat: “New Heights sets a standard for creativity year after year – top honors for food, service and stylish décor.” Location: Washington, DC
These 2,500-3,000 square foot sandwich shops were completed during the Spring/ Summer of 2008 at the end of the 200-store roll-out. Architect: Various Completed locations:
National Harbour, MD
NW Washington DC