Timberline Begins Legal Sea FoodsHigh-Profile Monthly, August 2013
This year, Timberline took on the task of creating another Legal Sea Foods location in Braintree, MA. A Cambridge-based company, Legal Sea Foods has experienced success and developed a strong reputation for more than 60 years has led to a restaurant portfolio offering a total of over 40 locations throughout the east coast. In the last decade, three sub-brands have also launched: Legal C Bar, Legal Test Kitchen (LTK), and Legal Harborside.The project is a first generation one-level restaurant tenant build-out featuring an indoor dining areas and outdoor seating on a balcony on the second floor of the two-story retail development. The Johnson Studio of Atlanta, GA provided the architecture for this 9,437 square foot project which can hold about 300 occupants. The exterior of this work will feature a new branded store front and will be accessible by stairs, ramp, or elevator. The open floor plan accommodates a large oval-shaped bar and various seating arrangements including tables and installed booths.
When constructed the interior dining area will include wood flooring and exposed main ceilings, creating a relaxed but contemporary atmosphere with both private and public seating areas available. Refrigerated glass cooler display cases, containing oak barrels and wine bottles, will divide the dining room from the restrooms in the front of the house; single restrooms are to be located in the back of the house for employee use.
Once Timberline completes the restaurant, it will also showcase a raw bar and expo area with ceramic wall tiling, metal hoods and counter tops with under-counter lighting along a stone bar. Above the bar is a suspended wood plank and metal acoustic panel ceiling featuring recessed lighting and tilted custom framed mirrors. High-end millwork and decor are utilized throughout the restaurant.
The kitchen, employee elevator, single staff restrooms, and an office area can be accessed through the Raw Bar. The commercial kitchen includes areas for prep, cooking, and expo, as well as separate fish and produces coolers, a freezer, and dish room.
Along with the Legal Sea Foods project in Braintree, the team is currently working on the neighboring T.G.I. Friday’s renovation. Timberline Construction also recently completed a Legal C Bar in Hingham, MA. The restaurant project consisted of interior and exterior renovation of a previously occupied in-line restaurant space within the Derby Street Shops. Timberline completed this project at the end of May for the restaurant’s Memorial Weekend grand opening.
The Timberline team renovated the existing 7,000 square-foot space to fit-out a restaurant with capacity for 240 occupants. The Architect, Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, Inc. of Cambridge delivered an open layout floor plan and various seating options wrapped around a large bar and separate small raw bar. These components were tied together with a modern urban-inspired design, combining a bright, contemporary color scheme, high-end finishes and creative lighting to accent the elegant details. Decor also includes unique hanging rope light fixtures, pleated fabric walls, and an exterior mosaic-style copper sign with reflective qualities to catch light and create a sparkling effect. Tray ceilings and two grid-style transparent floor-to-ceiling screens were built to offer room accents and a division between the seating areas without sacrificing the open feel. Timberline Construction Corporation is a relationship-driven, full-service general contractor based in Canton, MA serving clients nationally with a current project portfolio throughout the northeast. The company offers valuable attention and versatility to clients and has built a diverse portfolio of projects in retail, restaurant, supermarket, healthcare, academic, hospitality, residential, corporate, data center, and wireless sectors.
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