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STACKS ESPRESSO BAR
   
   
This concept revolved around taking the original Stacks brand and creating a second location in the Arcade building in downtown Albany, NY.  Utilizing a bar layout and circulation path focused on state-workers hectic schedule, allows shorter wait times, and staff efficiency.  Materials reflect the warm industrial aesthetic of the original shop, with a modernized, cleaner feel.  The custom steel counter evolved as a result of collaboration with metal artist Mathew Hartist, and showcases a blackened patina.
    
    
  1. Downtown Albany Grant, Capitalize Albany Corporation, demolition, Arcade Building, specialty coffee shop, retail design, coffee shop design
    Stacks- Perspective
    A minimalist pallette lets the baristas take the stage. The coffee being served is one of the best in the region, and the design of the shop compliments the brand without overtaking it. Lots of greenery, along with touches of reclaimed wood, soften the atmosphere.
  2. Downtown Albany Grant, Capitalize Albany Corporation, demolition, Arcade Building, specialty coffee shop, retail design, coffee shop design
    Stacks- Floorplan
    A large, U-shaped bar allows for more employees, decreasing customer wait times, and increasing foot-traffic through the shop.
  3. Downtown Albany Grant, Capitalize Albany Corporation, demolition, Arcade Building, specialty coffee shop, retail design, coffee shop design
    Stacks- Concept to Reality
    The Stacks concept started as a drawing, implemented by the talented construction crew and looks amazing in real life.
  4. Downtown Albany Grant, Capitalize Albany Corporation, demolition, Arcade Building, specialty coffee shop, retail design, coffee shop design
    Stacks- Interior View
    The Grand Opening of the new location achieved a huge amount of foot traffic through the store.
  5. Downtown Albany Grant, Capitalize Albany Corporation, demolition, Arcade Building, specialty coffee shop, retail design, coffee shop design
    Stacks- Exterior
    The renovated Arcade Building in Downtown Albany
  6. Downtown Albany Grant, Capitalize Albany Corporation, demolition, Arcade Building, specialty coffee shop, retail design, coffee shop design
    Stacks- Interior Counter
    Reclaimed counters line the huge East facing windows
  7. Downtown Albany Grant, Capitalize Albany Corporation, demolition, Arcade Building, specialty coffee shop, retail design, coffee shop design
    Stacks- Demo to completion
    The concept started with a completely raw space, in the Arcade Building, in downtown Albany, and renovations were partially funded by the Capitalize Albany Corporation.
  8. A white wedding
    A white wedding
    Photo: Sofia Lesko
  9. Stacks- Interior View
    Stacks- Interior View
  10. Green Wall
    Green Wall