Columbus Avenue

Project Manager/Designer
Robert M. Scarano Jr.
Completion Date
February 2003
Upper West Side-Manhattan

Creating an interior that is noteworthy can be a daunting task. If you add into this the exterior dictates of the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission, you have a receipt for either a fabulous destination or a complete disaster.

Luckily, the personalities of all those concerned melded together to crate the synergy of what is now “Martell’s West Bar”, a contemporary meeting place. This location was the third in a series of places designed by Scarano & Associates together with the owner.

A distinctive interior marks the renovation, which striped clean the entire interior of deteriorated finishes. The ground level facade restored and replaced what were previously unauthorized alterations and signage, reuniting the entire ground floor of the existing building into a coherent base.

The simple yet striking interior finishes welcome and support the patron’s views of the space.