JEFFCO Development is proud to announce the completion and delivery of our latest commercial project.
On November 5th, 2016, Puree Juice Bar (insert hyperlink to the website) opened its second location in the Mosaic District, a hugely popular shopping/dining/living quarter in Fairfax, VA. Owner Amy Waldman and JEFFCO have been working together since the inception of her first Puree location in the busy shopping district of Bethesda, MD. Introduced by her first design team, Streetsense, we were honored to help Amy expand into a market that caters to young professionals with children who live, work and shop in this upbeat retail market.
This build was very different from the Bethesda location. There were a lot of factors to navigate while staying on budget/task. It was our first time collaborating with Michael Belisle, the architect of record, and interior designer Renata Parisotto of Progetti Design Studio. We also used a different equipment supplier, which always brings new…challenges. The space, while projecting the same healthy-living atmosphere as Bethesda, has a different feel due to the installation of porcelain flooring, Dekton countertops, an Armstrong Luminations Ceiling system, and custom millwork constructed by Atlantic Millwork. Talented local artist Elyse Harrison created decorative art screenings that add a unique, personal touch to the bright and alluring interior of this location.
On the administrative side, James Bulmer of Eden’s Management, the property management company, played an integral role as we navigated the Fairfax County permitting process to help us deliver the space on time. It was slow going, with multiple plan reviews and inspections from the building authorities, the fire marshal and the health department. Patience and attention to detail paid off, and we got the Use & Occupancy approval from the Fairfax County Health Department.
In the end, nothing matters more to clients than being able to open their beautiful storefront as promised by the timeline we set, and we delivered 3 days before the official opening.
Next up for us: Puree Juice Bar’s THIRD location. Slated to open in Sibley Memorial Hospital’s brand new atrium/lobby, Michael and Renato will join us again to make this build as successful as the others. Stay tuned for updates and pictures from the finished project!