ByRick NelsonStar Tribune, JUNE 22, 2018 — 12:46PMMORE AT STAR TRIBUNE
We are proud of the new fine dining experience we that features Synergy Product’s Loewen Timber Curtain wall system and Centor doors. The chefs at Travail Kitchen & Amusements have embraced a more refined (and expensive) experience and required special windows and doors that only Synergy could provide in the Twin Cities area.
From the Star Tribune article on June 22nd, 2020:
Unfortunately, the buildings’ dilapidated state proved to be too great an obstacle. But in a glass-half-full moment, that situation eventually triggered a plan. A big one. Demolish the buildings. Collaborate with a Minneapolis architecture firm (Peterssen/Keller) that specializes in high-end residences and create a metamorphic new home for Travail. Convert the current Travail into a roomier location for Pig Ate My Pizza, then add a brewery.
“We’re taking everything that we’ve done for the last eight years and rethinking every aspect of our business,” Brown said. “We’re graduating them into completely different worlds.”
When they enter from the back of the building, diners will encounter spaces that flow into one another on two levels, with features such as massive double-sided fireplaces, undulating plaster ceilings, a rooftop patio with a protective retractable awning, a showy first-floor kitchen and large doors that double as semi-transluscent partitions.
“The minute you step on the property, the experience starts, and you’ll begin moving through the space,” said Gerken. “We want this to be a really creative way to express a restaurant, as a way to take people on a different kind of journey.”