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PROJECT | SUGARCANE

Rum Punch
Miami meets Brooklyn in a CetraRuddy-designed former warehouse
By Alia Akkam
Photography by Evan Sung, courtesy CetraRuddy
Empire Stores, the sprawling, mixed-used DUMBO development
on Brooklyn's waterfront, was built between 1869 and 1885 as a
warehouse, playing a pivotal role in the borough's then-flourishing
shipping and commerce era. It is here that Samba Brands
Management's Sugarcane raw bar grill, the breezy, eight-year-old,
born-in-Miami concept from chef/partner Timon Balloo, made its
New York debut last fall.
Like the original, as well as the Las Vegas outpost that opened
at the Venetian in 2016, it's a convivial restaurant that embraces an
open-seating layout and incorporates found objects. Yet the DUMBO
newcomer, courtesy of New York architecture and design firm
CetraRuddy, captures the vibrant Sugarcane ethos through the lens
of a historic, distinct setting.

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One important mission was "allowing the existing structure to
speak, and to be the centerpiece of the design," says founding
principal Nancy J. Ruddy. "Our instinct was to minimally impact this
extraordinary space." With its two-foot-thick schist walls, centuriesold wood rafters, aged brick, and arched windows overlooking the
East River, indeed Sugarcane's backdrop is strikingly rare. Even
the private dining room-starring a communal table crafted from
salvaged beams-calls to mind bygone times.
All contemporary elements, from custom leather-strap chair backs
to metal-trimmed recycled wood, Ruddy points out, were thoughtfully
considered, selected for how they would "enhance the existing spirit
and heritage while maximizing functionality for its new use. We
sought out materials with a crafted, textural, and natural feel."


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NEWH - Fall 2018
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Guest Perspective
Who’s Who
News
Conference Roundup
Have You Seen?
Scholarships
Sustainability
Premium Business Members
Q&A Alex Jones
Q&A Kacey Sharp
Q&A Ron McDaniel
Cover Story: Next Generation
PROJECT: Detroit Foundation Hotel
PROJECT: Sugarcane
PROJECT: Hotel Leveque
Chapter Highlights
Save the Date
New Members
Partner Profiles
Ad Index
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