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Brick House at Nightbird

It’s been nearly fourteen years since we met David Lewis. David is a man of great depth and many talents. He’s a terrific gardener, a licensed Landscape Architect, and a truly gifted chef. He’s among a very few people who are capable of developing a vision and inspiring the people around him to bring that vision to fruition in hi-res detail. I’m very glad to be one of the people David inspires. We have learned a lot from him over the years. It is our tremendously good fortune to have had David as a friend, client, and collaborator.

Three years ago, David launched Brick House Kitchen, a restaurant and catering business in South Fayetteville. parkco worked with him and John Walters, a terrific contractor, to design and renovate an old and poorly utilized house in a part of town that wouldn’t generally be considered picturesque. The house became a warm and intimate restaurant, just a fantastic place with absolutely the best food I’ve ever had. I’m not exaggerating when I tell people that a meal at Brick House Kitchen will change you for the better.

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David emphasizes integrity and authenticity in the food he serves. He cultivates seasonal menus from local resources including his on-site gardens around the Brick House. It is an incredible experience and the place is an island of culinary and agricultural beauty in an unlikely environment. It’s an example of what can be. It’s proof that a dilapidated rent house surrounded by parking lots can become something deeply meaningful and beautiful. We are extremely proud to have been a part of this project.

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We’re super excited about our latest opportunity to work with David. Brick House Kafe’ is opening soon inside Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. It so happens that Nightbird is owned by another dear friend, Lisa Sharp. Nightbird Books has the distinction of being Fayetteville’s most outstanding independent local bookstore. Nightbird attracts nationally acclaimed authors for readings. It’s also a place in Fayetteville to go with the expectation that you’ll see people you know. This is the confluence of two incredible local businesses. It’s going to be great. I can’t wait until it’s open. A new book, perfect cappuccino, a tasty thing to eat, and a comfy chair to enjoy it all in one place, what’s not to love?

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Future home of BHK at Nightbird Books

We’re thrilled that David asked parkco to design the Brick House Kafe’ at Nightbird Books. Planning is complete. We’re developing the architectural details now. We’ve defined the locations for graphics business identity and we’ve nearly finalized the lighting design. The old floor tile is gone and the slab is ready to be finished. Construction will begin very soon with our old friend, John Walters running the show once again. I’ll make blog posts at major points along this process. In the meantime, watch our parkco facebook page for incremental updates.