Coffee Shop

The owner of this neighborhood coffee shop located in Cincinnati, decided it was time to update his established business and add a wine bar. Rather than create a trendy look like the national chains, we drew our inspiration from the surrounding neighborhood, creating a casual, time-worn, yet contemporary appearance, accented with artwork contributed by local galleries.

The coffee shop’s service counter, bar, merchandise, and artwork displays are enhanced with a variety of lighting, including what has become Awakenings’ signature pendant fixtures with curvilinear stems that mimic their logo.

Throughout the course of remodeling the entire tenant space, RWA worked closely with the owner and contractor to ensure minimal disruption to business operations. Upon completion, the successful renovation caught the eye of the president of a local grocery store chain, allowing this small business to expand its operations by placing coffee shops and kiosks within the chain’s stores.