The popularity of Dean & Deluca’s fine food café/markets has led to recent expansion, including numerous new locations in New York City and across the country. We are providing a range of engineering services that include lease reviews, due diligence, demolition drawings for existing spaces, full-service design.
In order to transform the spaces into new stores for Dean & Deluca, we had to address unique challenges at some of the locations. Three of the proposed markets were going to be in landmarked buildings. This proposed limitations to both the interior and exterior spaces; we adjusted our designs accordingly and reworked the ducts and lighting controls to accommodate the landmark requirements. During our site survey for another location on the ground floor at Grand Central Terminal, we discovered that grease traps and locators would have to be put in place because of the trains below. This required close coordination between our team and the MTA.
For the New Your City locations, our Special Inspections team was involved throughout the construction process to verify that the systems being installed were constructed per the DOB-approved drawings.