Harvard Square Eyecare
- COMMUNITY BUILDING
- COMMERCIAL / RETAIL
- Harvard Square Eye Care LLC – Cambridge MA
- Gut renovation of existing storefront building
- 1,200sf new retail/commercial space.
- New storefront display wall.
Convert a storefront previously used as a long-standing bar/restaurant into new retail eye care store.
Our client purchased a bar/restaurant building in the middle of an older strip mall on a main street – characterized by an eclectic mix of siding and storefront materials. Our challenge was to provide a new forward looking space within this context that also felt like it fit into the neighborhood. We completed “gut” renovated the building interiors and storefront wall. We designed a new storefront wall with substantial glass and corrugated metal siding with different profiles and colors. We held the new storefront wall back from the sidewalk to create space for a sloping walkway leading to the new entry for handicap accessibility. The result is a striking appearance that appears both new and old at the same time.