LGE Design Build recently completed construction on an expansive, 3,340-square-foot restaurant for Pure Sushi Colony. Located within at The Colony, an adaptive, re-use project located on 7th Street just north of Missouri Avenue in Phoenix, Pure Sushi is the latest in a line of upscale eateries to open in the emerging Central Phoenix restaurant district.
Set within the Phase 1 building, a renovation of a building originally constructed in the 1950s, Pure joins several other Phase 1 tenants at the address, among them the Herb Box, Framed Ewe, Stock & Stable and Honor Amongst Thieves.
A Burgeoning Culinary Community
Pure Sushi Colony’s Area Manager Greg Kopp explained that The Colony was chosen as a second restaurant location because the surrounding area is quickly becoming a drinking and dining destination in its own right, and that the intent was to repurpose the existing building while still incorporating some of the structure’s original design elements into a newer, more contemporary design.
Interior + Ambiance
The second installment of an Arizona staple, Pure Sushi Colony is the Valley’s newest neighborhood sushi joint. Equipped with booth seating, a sushi bar with its own seating and an additional full-bar setup, Pure welcomes the mid-day lunch rush as well as those seeking an after-work cocktail or a date-night dinner.
A retractable garage door gives diners a glimpse into the heart of Phoenix, while exposed steel beams signify a nod to the area’s original, 1950s-style architecture. Also on display, serving as a conversation piece while further enhancing Pure Sushi Colony’s unique look and feel, is a dramatic, custom-designed painting-and-photo hybrid created by famed Italian artist Alex Turco.
Pure Sushi Colony officially opened its doors in early July, 2016, and it continues to serve up countless fresh fish dishes and sake bottles for Phoenix diners seven days a week. LGE was proud to partner with Pure in creating this inviting, engaging new restaurant while helping further cement Central Phoenix’s spot as a can’t-miss culinary neighborhood.