The Sound Agency News: Are you listening to your restaurant?
We spoke recently to the National Restaurant Association, who were asking the question “Are you listening to your restaurant?”
“Upon entering Fiora’s restaurant with owner, Mike Anastasio, I immediately found myself quite transported.
The Geneva, Illinois restaurant finds its character in a large 1870’s vacation home. And as I walked from room to room surrounded by rich wood, classically trimmed plaster, old books, fixtures and more, the environment appeared to be a truly well-executed and cohesive brand. It seemed no detail was overlooked…
I quickly learned, however, that this wasn’t initially the case. “We really set out to do this right from the beginning and solicited the help of a spectrum of experts: architects, interior/exterior designers, professional decorators…” Anastasio explained. “You try to anticipate absolutely everything, but there are always kinks. One of them surfaced for us when we started receiving complaints about noise.”
I looked again at all the wood surfaces and plaster walls. It made sense.”