About a year ago we were retained to redesign the facades for 8 Erb West and 9 King North. The owners of the building, Tech Capital, were updating and renewing this urban icon after the demise of the night club which had formerly given the space its identity, and accelerated its demise. New storefronts were designed, with lots of glass, a focus on modern, transparent, durable and well proportioned facades that would hopefully attract some new quality tenants. Little did we know that this facade work would spin off into another project, and to say they are a quality tenant is a huge understatement.
It’s been a while now since Taco Farm opened, and it’s still a common sight to see people lined up out the door for lunch and dinner. I think it’s safe to say that this newest of Kitchener Waterloo eateries is a huge success. We are delighted to have played a part in creating it, and always celebrate the opportunity to work with local, inspired, creative types like Ryan, Nick, and Nat. One of the things that makes this architect job so worthwhile is to be part of the creative culture of the region. Being there to facilitate, lay out, draw up, get permits for, troubleshoot during construction, then walk down the road from our office after it’s all done and enjoy some incredible food, it’s enough to inspire something that feels an awful lot like pride. It’s a cool restaurant, but really, if a picture is worth a thousand words, the food is worth a million. Here are a few very positive ones from local food guru Andrew Coppolino:
Another happy coincidence, that our local favourite graphic designer @bearfacejohnson, the creator of our own new look, was also the hand behind the taco farm logo and colours. Nice!
Congratulations, Taco Farm, and may you continue to fill my belly with deliciousness for many years to come. -G