TI Build-Out for a Modern Coffee Lounge

Armistice Coffee & Cocktail Bar

A coffee shop and roastery by day, in the evening, Armistice transforms into a lounge serving up cocktails and treats.

With their first coffee shop thriving, the Armistice Coffee team sought a cozy and flexible space for their second location, one that would transition from being a coffee bar in the morning to a dessert lounge offering cocktails, beer, and wine in the evening. The design of the interior reflects Armistice’s established brand identity, with pops of green drawing an aesthetic link to their original location.

Accommodating plenty of varied seating types and zones was key to the design, suiting a variety of customers: those bringing laptops and staying a while, as well as those grabbing a drink for a quick debrief with friends. Custom banquettes take advantage of every inch, while bar-height counter seating flanks a beautifully-detailed, custom-built coffee roaster.

On a raised patio, besides plenty of counter seating overlooking the walkways, a collection of chairs tuck around a gas fire pit. Plus, as the coffee shop occupies the corner commercial space at the base of the Lucille on Roosevelt apartment building, Armistice clientele can spill out of the shop to take advantage of the additional tables and seating options in the open lobby cutting through the building. With the feel and hum of a European café, the space is lively day and night.

The point of sale counter at Armistice Coffee & Cocktails, a coffeeshop in the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Custom Casework

Behind the counter, a custom bookshelf takes advantage of the space’s tall ceilings, providing both display space and functional bar storage. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Custom Casework

Behind the counter, a custom bookshelf takes advantage of the space’s tall ceilings, providing both display space and functional bar storage. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Inside Armistice Coffee & Cocktails, the coffeeshop at the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Connections to Both Interior & Exterior Spaces

Besides the storefront windows along the street, glazed walls connect the coffee shop page to the interior passage way of the building, adding a sense of layering of space, as well as access to additional seating nooks. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Connections to Both Interior & Exterior Spaces

Besides the storefront windows along the street, glazed walls connect the coffee shop page to the interior passage way of the building, adding a sense of layering of space, as well as access to additional seating nooks. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Inside Armistice Coffee & Cocktails, the coffeeshop at the Lucille on Roosevelt, sitting at the railing by the in-house coffee roaster.
Custom-Built Coffee Roaster

Armistice’s prized roaster rests in a prominent spot where there is not only room to work, but where the beautifully-detailed piece of equipment (and its relevance to the brand) can be appreciated from both inside the shop and the sidewalk. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Custom-Built Coffee Roaster

Armistice’s prized roaster rests in a prominent spot where there is not only room to work, but where the beautifully-detailed piece of equipment (and its relevance to the brand) can be appreciated from both inside the shop and the sidewalk. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

The point of sale counter at Armistice Coffee & Cocktails, a coffeeshop in the Lucille on Roosevelt.
A Drink of Your Choice

With coffee, beer, wine, and cocktails, there is something for everyone, but the efficient bar leaves room for everyone to hang out and stay a while. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

A Drink of Your Choice

With coffee, beer, wine, and cocktails, there is something for everyone, but the efficient bar leaves room for everyone to hang out and stay a while. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Gathering around a fire pit at a coffeeshop at the Lucille on Roosevelt: Armistice Coffee & Cocktails.
Fire Pit on the Patio

On the raised patio, open to the sidewalk but sheltered within the shell of the building, a gas fire pit proves irresistible. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Fire Pit on the Patio

On the raised patio, open to the sidewalk but sheltered within the shell of the building, a gas fire pit proves irresistible. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

View of the Lucille on Roosevelt and Armistice Coffee and Cocktails from the street.
An Eye-Catching Corner

In the corner commercial spot, Armistice enjoys great street frontage at a prominent corner in Roosevelt. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

An Eye-Catching Corner

In the corner commercial spot, Armistice enjoys great street frontage at a prominent corner in Roosevelt. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

One entry to the lobby passageway at the Lucille on Roosevelt is flanked with a raised patio for café seating.
A Raised Patio for Sheltered Outdoor Seating

At one end of the interior passageway, a raised, open-air seating area extends from the interior café space. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

A Raised Patio for Sheltered Outdoor Seating

At one end of the interior passageway, a raised, open-air seating area extends from the interior café space. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Viewing Armistice Coffee and Cocktails from the sidewalk outside of the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Activated Streetscape

With indoor and outdoor seating and a generous awning, Armistice’s new location is a great addition to the neighborhood. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Activated Streetscape

With indoor and outdoor seating and a generous awning, Armistice’s new location is a great addition to the neighborhood. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

B&V Project Team
Jeff Pelletier, AIA, CPHCPrincipal
Sandy Wolf, AIA, LEED AP BD+CProject Lead
Fabiola Vargas, Associate AIADesign Team

Notes & Credits
Explore the rest of the Lucille on Roosevelt, and the architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture teams at Board & Vellum who brought the whole building together.
Photos by Andrew Giammarco.

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