While searching for a new location to expand on their successful brand, the owners of the Third Street Restaurant Group found the Arnold Hall in downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri – a 7,200 square foot building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Noting key similarities between their other successful locations, the Third Street Restaurant Group envisioned a new concept strongly responding to Arnold Hall’s historic ambiance.
The new restaurant, Third Street Social, plays off the historic character of the existing building, integrating layers of classic bar and restaurant finishes to create a warm, inviting space. A copper top bar, marble tile flooring and white oak paneling convey a sense of formality, while a more casual adjacent dining area and outdoor patio balances the design.
DRAW was careful to adhere to the strict Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines, preserving historic building elements and volumes, replacing windows with replicas of the originals, and respecting site and building elements of historic significance.