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To convert a classic wood frame garage and failed office space off bustling Route 2 in Concord, Massachusetts, to a stunning 64 seat restaurant with 9 seat bar, was no simple task. It required the almost herculean efforts of a seasoned MSH team to overcome the stringent septic, wetland, parking and locale requirements imposed on the site, as well as a lengthy submission and approval process.

One of the most interesting features found in the main dining room is a traditional columned arch. Created to disguise a structural beam uncovered during removal of one of the original partitions, it now serves as an artistic focal point, lending a truly Asian touch to the architectural design and an authentically Chinese atmosphere to one's dining experience.

China Trade Restaurant

Concord, Massachusetts

Conversion of Classic Wood Frame Garage to Sumptuous Eatery

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Client: Eva Wang

Size (sf): 2200 s.f.

Cost: $240,000

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