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If you create beautiful products, like Milford, Michigan based Blackson Furniture you need to capture the moment with photos. When Blackson was tapped on the shoulder to help create a new entrance for Sparkies Bar and Grill they knew it would be a great opportunity to showcase their work. From the beginning of the project to the completion, Blackson documented the process with as many images as possible, these provide a nice platform to help tell their story as well as showing off their work. The story below provides insight to Sparkies request to help with their significant remodel investments.
Sparkies’ Bar & Grill of Highland
As a local favorite eatery, specializing in a diverse selection of American classic cuisine using the freshest ingredients from award winning crab soup to Baby Back Ribs, Sparkies Bar & Grill of Highland, Michigan decided to change things up. It was time for a remodeling. On busy Friday and Saturday nights, which are commonplace at Sparkies, you can expect to wait for a table for a little while. One of the reasons for the re-modeling was the tiny space between the hostess stand and the door where patrons crammed together on cold winter evenings waiting for a table. A larger waiting area was desperately needed, and had to be designed in harmony with the rest of the restaurant’s new distressed décor but also with the customers’ comfort in mind.
Steve Suser, Sparkies’ owner, reached out to Blackson Furniture about designing the perfect benches and table for the revamped waiting area. Understanding the requirements to match the restaurant’s décor and increased comfort, Blackson was given creative freedom to build the furniture and to start right away.
After first measurements, they decided to design an entirely new product family called PocketLine™. The materials used were Aluminum 6061, poplar hardwood and steel piping. Following its design, manufacturing and assembly, these pieces are now the first thing that customers see when entering Sparkies, and its owner couldn’t be more satisfied.
The dimensions ended up at 5 feet long for the benches, and 8 feet long for the table. From previous experience and extensive research, the team at Blackson knew that the ideal seating should be designed with bench seats sloping back 5 to 8 degrees. The backs would need to be somewhere between 5 to 15 degrees depending on how casual the furniture needed to be. In the end, the space was transformed and the new furniture fit perfectly inside the new Sparkies’.
“I asked Blackson Furniture to design and build benches and tables for the reception area of my newly remodeled restaurant. Their creativity, workmanship and professionalism exceeded all of my expectations. Their products will be a welcomed part of my restaurant’s atmosphere for years to come!” – Steve Suser, April 2015
Additional Images from the project…
Story by Jim Schoenle Jr.