Beth Feinstein-Bartl is
a seasoned freelance writer
and journalist. She has
covered issues ranging from
to design for A.R.E.
A wall and ceiling in engineered hardwood emphasize the long, narrow shape of the footprint.
Above the table, a chandelier featuring a cluster of custom-shaped light bulbs lends a visual delight.
While meeting the modern-day trend
toward eliminating cashwraps, the checkout process was designed to be old school,
offering personalized service with discretion. Transactions are completed in orange
Saarinen chairs over a cup of espresso or
Bartella describes the store as his “baby”
and hopes to follow this first footprint with
more. “So far, so good,” he says. “Eventually,
we would like to expand.”