Whitebox Eatery's dining room. Not many architects get to work on the same space twice. Back in 2007, we designed Stratton's Cafe at the Plaza in Clayton. Seven years later, Brendan Marsden of Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant leased the space to open his new concept for a daytime restaurant serving breakfast, brunch and lunch, called Whitebox Eatery. Borrowed from the construction industry, "white box" refers to a minimally-finished interior, ready for a tenant to move in. Just as

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