The G-pub is a gastro-pub which occupies the ground level of the ProvidenceG complex.
Entering through a grand double-height space with a sculptural metal stair, you are lead into a composition framed by exposed concrete and ductwork, softened with touches of leather banquets and reclaimed wood tables. The lacquered walnut butcher-block bar provides a richly textured surface over which to share a pint. The walls are covered with lime-washed oak which echoes the efflorescence of the concrete and classic sub-way tile, evoking the tradition of under-ground occupancy.
The Providence Journal called the space “a monument to industrial design…the result is just stunning”.
The G-Pub won the 2014 Gold Rhode Island Monthly Design Awards for Commercial Interior Design.
Completed in 2014
Garde de le Mer
Inside the Teste Building, originally constructed in 1860 on the corner of Weybosset and Dorrance, the Garde de la Mer Restaurant sits on the ground level. An extension built to the side houses the bar for the restaurant with a mezzanine above looking down on the former exterior of the Providence Gas Company.
Part of the Providence G Complex, the exterior brick was repointed, brownstone stripped of paint and repaired, and the historic windows were intensively restored. The storefront was designed and fabricated to echo historic photos, while serving the modern restaurant use behind it.