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Double Cask begins design in Phoenix

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Shepley Bulfinch has been selected to design Double Cask, a restaurant, bar and market concept slated to open in Avondale, Arizona, later this year. The project, a 5,700 square foot tenant improvement in a new building shell, is now in the design phase.

Double Cask is Shepley Bulfinch’s latest hospitality project in the Phoenix area in the past 48 months. Craig DeMarco’s Windsor and Churn opened in north central Phoenix earlier this year.

The project is based on the idea of a European gastro pub, which combines a large bar area with high-end beer and quality bar food. The design concept for Double Cask is an environment that combined the feeling of a pub idea with contemporary elements  including exposed walls, steel, and wood. From the patina of each selected material to the balance of lighting, this restaurant, bar, and cafe hopes to serve as a dynamic neighborhood bar “that has always been there.” Key features include rustic materials, filament lighting, market walls, multiple seating types, and an exposed kitchen. Large garage doors open to exterior patios for both café and restaurant.  A central feature of the exhibition kitchen is the wood-burning pizza oven.

The name “Double Cask,” which makes reference to the traditional way ale is aged, will be expressed in the materials of rich oak barrels that surround guests as they enter the restaurant.

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