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Transforming a former post office into a beachside restaurant

When David LeFevre, former executive chef of the Water Grill in downtown Los Angeles, approached architect Stephen Francis Jones about designing Manhattan Beach Post, his hip new eatery in Manhattan Beach, California, he envisioned a restaurant with a social atmosphere. “He wanted a space with soul and personality,” says Jones, founder of Marina del Rey, California-based SF Jones Architects. For the restaurant, Jones conceived a design that embodies the relaxed and vibrant oceanfront culture of the neighborhood, while at the same time paying homage to the space’s former life—a 1950s post office, hence the restaurant’s name. Jones saw an opportunity to recreate the social interaction that once existed among local residents, who frequently gathered inside the post office. A Manhattan Beach resident himself, Jones

Opposite page, clockwise from top: A sliding door at the entrance to Manhattan Beach Post permits ocean breezes to flow into the restaurant; diners at the communal table can watch the action in the kitchen; a wall graphic pays homage to the restaurant’s former life as a post office; and salvaged wood panels reflect the laid-back beach community in which the restaurant resides. Above: A wide angle view of the dining room, outfitted with metal-paned windows, wood beamed ceilings, and concrete walls, which are faux painted to replicate the look of the original post office. www.hospitalitydesign.com
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Hospitality Design - August 2011
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Online Contents
From the Editor
From the Show Director
People
Sketchbook
Competition
Interview
Interview
Profile
Seating
Lighting
Malibu Inn
GT Fish & Oyster
Philippe Restaurant + Lounge
Café 501
Manhattan Beach Post
At.mosphere at Burj Khalifa
Estadio
Back Space
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