Restaurant

Our work on restaurants is a great example of our versatility. Metrocon has experience
making these environments look polished and appealing..

Twisted Fork

Construction Type: Steel and Masonry

Service Performed: Building Shell and Upfit

Metrocon satisfied two separate owners in completing this upscale restaurant facility: The developers of the Triangle Towne Centre Mall, Jacobs Group of Cincinnati, Ohio for the shell building and Rocky Top Hospitality of Raleigh, NC for the interior portion.

 

This striking building features a design based on an elliptical shape with intersecting angular wall...an interesting layout. It also features an open kitchen/market concept with custom-built clear glass beer coolers and a second floor mezzanine overlooking the bar. With backlit walls in each of the two toilets, the sinks appear to be floating off the red “3Form” walls. The custom entry door hardware is shaped like, you guessed it, a twisted fork.

Zinda

Construction Type: Conventional interior materials

Service Performed: Interior Upfit

Located in the tallest building in Raleigh, the “PNC Plaza”, this project doubles as a restaurant by day and a night club at night. The roughly 9,000 sf space was designed to center on the resemblance the ruins of ancient temples from Asia Minor reflecting the cuisine. Inside the main temple, behind the 400 year old door, rooms serve practical needs by housing the Bar cooler and an upstairs DJ booth.

The concrete floor was pumped into the space at night and the steel for the 2,500 sf mezzanine was brought into the space through the front doors on rubber-tire dollies before daylight hours. The space features an abundance of LED accent lighting which can controlled from a cell phone, a complete sound and dance floor lighting system, a bar front made of turquoise inlaid walnut from South America and reclaimed wood floors and accent walls.

Clouds Brewing Company

Construction Type: Conventional Materials

Service Performed: Interior Construction

Located in the Powerhouse Square Development in Raleigh, North Carolina, Clouds Brewing Company has expanded upon the local North Carolina "Brew-pub" craze in a way that has created a great deal of buzz, not to mention business.

Set in a shell that is listed on the National Historic Register, the building once served as a Carolina Power & Light line truck maintenance garage. A mix of contemporary and historic materials create a comfortable, yet hi-tech, blend that works well for the local clientele.

The space features glass garage doors which routinely open onto an outdoor dining area, reclaimed wood walls, Bar fronts, ceiling features and sliding barn doors and sealed concrete floors. The design also showcases several of the original concrete formed trumpet-shaped columns as well as the intricate wooden plank form work of the concrete walls and ceilings. Metal doors and Bar panels were rusted to integrate into the blend of materials. Glass walls, LED accent lighting and a high-tech pour-your-own "Tap Wall" integrate with historic elements to create another note-worthy project for Metrocon, the Restaurant's owners and Raleigh.

 

Wild Wing Cafe

Construction Type: Steel Frame and Masonry

Service Performed: Turnkey Design/Build

Located in one of Raleigh, North Carolina’s fastest expanding growth markets, Alexander Place Promenade, the Wild Wing Cafe restaurant is a beacon of good times, good food, sports events and family fun. The restaurant offers a live entertainment venue and, lest we forget, 32 flavors of Wings. The 8,740 square foot facility is one of nearly 40 of it’s kind. The project has a wheelchair lift, an elevated stage and a Kitchen that is second to none.

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe

Construction Type: Conventional Interior Materials

Service Performed: Interior Fit-up

Metrocon’s ability to build and maintain a successful team earned the company a solid reputation for completing even the most complex projects with very aggressive schedules. That reputation earned the privilege to build this showcase project as well.
Located in the Diamondview II building, the nearly 9,000 sf space overlooks the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, providing patrons a spectacular vantage point to view home games. The construction was completed in 90 days while the design was constantly evolving to accommodate the owner’s expanding vision. On the 3,500 square foot covered patio, an outdoor bar was added, augmented by a custom engineered outdoor misting system, capable of reducing temperatures by as much as 30° F in seconds by atomizing high-pressure water to produce a fine mist or fog. Other trendy features include a custom interior glass wall system used to separate the more formal Private and Semi-Private dining areas, the innovative use of renewable strand woven bamboo flooring on the walls, columns, and bar front for a visually striking effect. The contemporary feel of the space is enhanced by sleek composite quartz bar and counter tops and suspended drywall ceiling elements that are interspersed with the exposed ceiling structure. With all of these upscale amenities, Tobacco Road is still a sports bar at heart, proudly boasting 42 televisions from which to watch a game from any location in the space

Sono

Construction Type: Conventional Interior Materials

Service Performed: Interior Fit-up

Having earned a reputation for building high-end restaurants and bars, Metrocon was chosen to collaborate with the architect and owners of this local urban hotspot. Located in the historic Hudson Belk Building on Fayetteville Street in the heart of Downtown Raleigh, Sono is a Japanese Sushi Bar with a detailed and contemporary interior. The custom bar features a nearly reflective quartz top. The bar front is set ablaze with red LED backlit 3form panels that are made using high levels of recycled content. The 3form elements are repeated in wall sconces and also in translucent decorative screens in the restrooms. Other special elements include a 36 foot long mural, custom banquettes with sliding back cushions, and glass mosaic tiled restroom wall elements. NewRaleigh.com describes Sono as "about as progressive, without being over indulgent, as any interior to hit downtown Raleigh in the past couple of years."

RiRa

Construction Type: Historic Renovation

Service Performed: Interior Fit-up

The challenge of this unique project was to build a new, yet old, Irish restaurant and pub in the United States. The solution was to import and blend together four authentic Irish pub interiors and incorporate them into one local historic building in compliance with modern building and health codes. With guidance from Cline Davis Architects, Metrocon and owner Ciaran Sheehan undertook this challenging task, completing “Ri-Ra The Irish Pub” in just 90 days. The results speak for themselves. We recommend you drop by and have a pint at this new Raleigh landmark to experience the atmosphere of Ireland here at home.

Goodberry’s Creamery

Construction Type: Interior Upfit

Service Performed: Interior Fit-Up

Beginning with Goodberry’s philosophy that only the best will do, the Triangle’s favorite dessert destination chose Metrocon to collaborate on the design and construction of their newest store in Cameron Village. Since Goodberry’s applies that philosophy to every ingredient they use in making their all natural frozen custard, it became the inspiration for integrating natural sustainable products into their new prototype. Eco X concrete countertops with recycled glass pieces were made locally with nearly 75% recycled materials which was apropos since their signature custard is their “Concrete”. The dining room also features rapidly renewable and extremely durable strand woven bamboo flooring. Other fun and interesting features are the flexible neon lighting, cloud wall covering imported from Japan, glass block and decorative metal wall panels. Automatic faucets in the restrooms conserve water and generate their own power. The LED lighting adds to the energy efficiency.

Pepper’s Market & Sandwich Shop

Construction Type: Conventional Materials

Service Performed: Interior Fit-up

As new franchise creators, the Owners selected Metrocon based on their references and their extensive portfolio of food service experience. Tucked into the center of convenience in Grace Park, an urban mixed-use village in Morrisville, Peppers is a unique deli-style restaurant and small convenience grocery. The focal point of the stylish interior is a sleek serpentine concrete countertop which sparkles with embedded recycled glass. This form is repeated in the matching green curved soffit over the ordering counter and its luminous pendant lighting gives the clean interior a dynamic pop. The floor is a sealed natural concrete, suitable for low-maintenance cleaning. The custom-made etched glass sign panel separates the order area from dining, and ample natural light from the storefront windows presents a bright and fresh experience.

Salem Street Soda Shop

Construction Type: Conventional Interior Materials

Service Performed: Interior Fit-up

With an extensive resume of working on and in buildings on the U. S. Historic Register, Metrocon was chosen to lead a team through the re-creation of a space from another era. The Salem Street Soda Shop is located in historic downtown Apex. Metrocon helped the Baker family turn their long-time dream into reality by converting their old family business that served in a past life as the town's dry cleaner into a 1950s soda shop style restaurant. A gesture to days gone by, the black, red and white décor highlights the old drugstore style glass display cabinets. The original ceiling was restored over the long granite soda counter and dining area with bar stool seats, booths and tables for group seating. Behind the counter, lit with period-appropriate fixtures, is a soda counter for creating fresh squeezed orangeades and lemonades, ice cream floats, milk shakes, banana splits, and sodas served fountain style. The success of the project was realized, in part, by remaining sensitive to the existing structure, creating a new atmosphere as well as maintaining the owner’s budget.

Yancy’s!

Construction Type: Conventional Interior Materials

Service Performed: Interior Fit-up

The owner of the historic Hudson Belk building, a downtown Raleigh landmark, selected Metrocon to help transform the large ground floor suite into a tribute to New Orleans Jazz. By signing on during the design phase, Metrocon collaborated with the architect to ensure that the finished product surpassed the vision of both the owner and tenant. The New Orleans Art Deco theme is carried into the custom-made light sconces and the polished aluminum arches which span the corbelled back-bar columns mimicking the Hudson's front facade. The focal point is the sleek symmetry of the opulent wrap-around bar, featuring fiber optic backlit ivory onyx slabs inlaid in Brazilian walnut. The semi-private VIP area boasts a telescoping television, electronic shades an illuminated fiber optic starfield ceiling, which hints at the profile of Mr. Yancey himself, nearly-concealed as a constellation of twinkling stars. The restrooms are a work of art, showcasing stainless steel wall tile, floor tile imported from Italy inlaid with LED lighting, ivory onyx vanity tops and solar powered automatic sink faucets. The facility exemplifies the benefit of Metrocon’s experience in projects demanding the highest level of quality and craftsmanship.

Neo China

Construction Type: Steel, Masonry

Service Performed: Turnkey Building

The latest venture for the NeoChina restaurant group, an established restaurant chain with a large and loyal following, is a nearly 8,000 square foot free-standing restaurant. Working as a team, the collaborative design process flowed seamlessly into the construction phase, resulting in a striking building with a contemporary brick and stucco exterior and high-end interior finishes such as glass wall caps, curved drywall ceilings and art glass walls all to accentuate the owner’s self-created art work enhancing the dining experience. As a team member, Metrocon helped to achieve the stated goals of recognizing the architect and owner’s artistic vision while remaining sensitive to the budget.