Beatnik on the River, a new bar and restaurant in Chicago, has meticulously rebuilt a decadent 106-year-old Nashville, Tenn. Jewelry store under its shingles, transforming the magnificent interiors into an opulent cocktail bar.
Briefing Crain’s reports that famed Chicago restaurant owner and developer Bonhomme Hospitality Group recently moved and rebuilt the interior of the entire 400-square-foot store, which debuted in 1913 in Nashville, and “dropped it off at middle of the bar “inside Beatnik on the river.
The spectacular store included many period luxury interior features: crystal chandeliers, sconces, carved maple wood accents, and furniture including a long jewelry counter with turned legs and velvet-covered benches. pink. Every item in the shop has been restored and rebuilt by a master craftsman, according to the newspaper.
Composed of a new room inside Beatnik’s, the space is an extension of the restaurant’s cocktail bar. Crain’s reports that it looks like “a mirror room with recessed mirrored niches and sliding door wardrobes once used for jewelry display and storage.”
The interior elements of the old jewelry store draw inspiration from both Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements – and I think it’s wonderful that a design so beautifully crafted and historically significant gets a dynamic second act.
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