Convert it: Bank to Restaurant

Good Day,

Sorry for the lack of posts this week.  The last 2 mornings that I’ve started writing I got errors on my computer and I lost the posts and didn’t have time before work to redo them.  But I’m back (albeit late) today with another adaptive reuse project; the Bedford Restaurant in Chicago.  The space is located in the basement of a former bank building.  The design, by Salita Development, incorporated various elements from the former bank like the walls of lock boxes, and the old bank vault  which is now used as lounge area.

This what it looked like before:

And this is what it looks like now after the transformation:

all photos via the Bedford website

Isn’t this a cool spot? I love it when conversion projects really keep the feel of the original space.  And it certainly makes a for a unique experience for their patrons!

Have a great day!

xo, Signature- new


  1. Al & I went there when we were there in Jan 2012. It was very good!

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