THRIVE RESTUARANT GROUP
When a forward-thinking company like Thrive Restaurant Group asked to partner with us on one of their restaurant concepts, we knew the projects wouldn’t stop at just one. Since finishing our first Homegrown (their premier daytime eatery) in 2018, we’ve designed four and built two more and expanded our portfolio to include other Thrive concepts.
After the success of their first two Homegrown restaurants, Thrive contacted Hutton to build a new daytime eatery in Wichita’s new, yet-to-be-built downtown development, Naftzger Park. Building Homegrown while the larger shell of Naftzger Park was still being constructed brought with it some coordination challenges. One solution our team introduced was a modular construction concept. To save time and help with complicated site logistics, we built many of the interior elements off-site and installed them when the building shell was ready.
RECIPE FOR THE FUTURE
Our second Homegrown project came in quickly—this time, as a design-build project. Knowing that the design for this new location would be used for future Homegrown restaurants, our team developed a process to design a space that could be fashioned into different layouts. This required our team to design the Liberty, Missouri space with an emphasis on the logistics, creating designs that combined the look of their existing restaurants with something long-term that could easily be used into the future.
SETTING THE VIBE
While most Thrive projects were new builds, Bake Sale Treat Parlor was an interior remodel. With the existing layout of the space largely fixed, we created character in the treat shop through the interior design. Starting by concepting some mood boards, Hutton interior designers showed the owners a collection of concepts ranging from “California” to “Patisserie,” but the favorite was “Grandma’s Kitchen” — a nostalgic look inspired by the feeling of sitting in that cozy kitchen, biting into your grandma’s handmade-with-love cookies.