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chronicles of starting an art bar / cafe in san francisco

the trail goes cold to unmask the exec chef of the summit, but clues are uncovered that unveil the interior design of the bat cave.


while the press searches for clues on the identity of our masked crusader, the interior design is ready to be revealed. below is an ariel view of the space defining the different usage zones. you’ll notice that the lounge, has moved towards the front to accommodate semi-private presentations for the start-ups we share the space with.

looking down on top of the summit


if he were steve jobs, this place would be packed. so use your imagination to see an eager audience listening to him making an exciting presentation


the long communal tables are designed to separate and re-combine in a multitude of combinations to make the space modular. in the example below the re-congfigured table can act as a display space for a bunch of computer terminals, iPhone, or iPad apps that will surely launch from our the summit.

gather around, i got an app for that!


taking a bite from the apple store


it’s not all business at the summit. every month the space will transform into an art gallery. the first show, thenightlifeistherightlife: the art of promotional flyers and posters. this would be a perfect tie-in with poleng’s nightlife base.

where's the art? wait we are the art?! genius...


 while the party is in the back, here’s the view from the front window. we’ll have a high-top live edge tables for singles and deuces. note the magazine rack. this was one of my favorite features from atlas cafe. it’s probably a bad idea from a business stand point (turn times), but we’ll worry about that when we cross that road.

looking into the space from valencia st.


walk a bit further and you’ll notice we also got a recessed patio we’re sharing with our fellow start-ups. no tables in this area because we don’t want to clutter the main entrance into I/O ventures.

no need to step outside to have a smoke. sit on one of these reclaimed wood blocks that will glow at night.


so there you have it. as you can see, there’s no way this space is 777 valencia, but right across the street.


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