by Jul 29, 2020Community, Insight

Sunny’s Cantina shows what a little TLC can do for a building. The owners of Dogtown’s popular Felix’s Pizza Pub purchased a former bar on Manchester to be the home for their new Mexican restaurant concept. After the design was complete, we got to work to make the building shine through comprehensive interior and exterior renovation. In single-source project delivery, our design, construction, and fabrication teams worked together to give Sunny’s a cheerful new home.   

The biggest hurdle was securing the building exterior as affordably as possible. Earlier tenants had covered windows with plywood or glass block, and our team wanted to bring in as much natural light as possible. (It is named Sunny’s, after all.) New windows, extensive masonry repair, and a dark paint job unified the various exterior elements of the building and provided a canvas for cheerful pops of yellow in both a new awning and metal work.

The same gray and yellow palette was brought inside the restaurant. For budget, the massive bar needed to remain, so a new white epoxy top, paint on the die wall and a new wood footrest gave it the facelift it needed. A new tin-look ceiling with whimsical yellow lighting brightened the space. Our fabricators built new tables and slat-style booths for easy cleaning. The resulting space is a sunny, welcome addition to the Dogtown restaurant scene.

Sunny’s Cantina
6655 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63110