With its smart layout and creative seating, mesh offers a different dining experience each time a guest visits. By introducing a diagonal axis to organize the restaurant, the layout also provides drama and creates controlled views and glimpses throughout the 8,700-sq.-ft. restaurant, which includes indoor and outdoor seating, a large bar and rooms for private parties. A community dining table framed by a 30-ft.-by-12-ft. wine wall serves as the restaurant’s centerpiece. The wall serves not only as a very dramatic signature element in the space, but also veils the hustle and bustle of the kitchen. Varied materials and the use of bold colors help create a sense of space and offer a unique ambience throughout.
Floating curved wood panels give a sense of movement to Vivi Ristorante. The elegant, upbeat 3,832-sq.-ft. restaurant is located in the heart of Miami’s South Beach. The space boasts a sophisticated, stylish atmosphere, with marble floors, a mahogany bar and a partially open kitchen.
Stage Stores says Peebles evp to retire
HOUSTON Stage Stores today announced that Dennis Abramczyk, evp and coo of its Peebles Division, will be retiring after approximately nine years with the company. He will continue to serve in his position until a replacement is found.
Jim Scarborough, chairman and ceo, commented, “We want to thank Dennis for his contributions and service to our company, and we wish him well as he begins this new phase of his life. We will immediately begin a search for his successor, and we are pleased that Dennis will be staying on until the conclusion of our search process, as this will ensure a smooth and orderly transition.”
Home Depot to cut 500 HQ jobs
ATLANTA Home Depot is cutting 500 jobs at its headquarters. According to reports the cuts make up 10% of the 5,000 employees who work at the headquarters.
The cuts are partly due to the struggling U.S. economy, which has hurt market conditions, reports said. Employees were notified of the eliminations today, they will be paid through April 4.
Home Depot reported fiscal 2007 third quarter consolidated net earnings of $1.1 billion, or 60 cents per diluted share, compared with $1.5 billion, or 73 cents per diluted share, in the same period in fiscal 2006.