Pete’s

Boca Raton, Florida
Year Built: 1987

Pete’s was originally the signature restaurant anchor in a mixed-use center which included a major hotel, an office building, and partly occupied by the center’s developer Arvida Realty. There was also a retail center which included several smaller restaurants. All commercial spaces were configured around a lake. I

In this development there were no individual lot lines or setbacks so we were able to build right in the water. Construction was concurrent with the lake and the other buildings.

Pete’s was our most difficult and ambitious restaurant project at that time. It consisted of a large bar area with entertainment stage, dance floor, and a massive fireplace. Three bars inside, on two levels, and one bar outside.

Dining areas were on three different levels with additional outside dining on two levels and a private dining room. There was a maximum display of food preparation and various arrangements of banquet capabilities.

The floor plan represents the original design and does not reveal ten years of additions and constant changes and improvements especially as it relates to the designated area for banquets. The most recent upgrade was a complete interior / exterior change of colors, bleached oak changed to Mahogany color, floor coverings and chairs / barstools were updated.

Now, 25 years later, it has undergone a major redo by Buckhead Life Group, an excellent Atlanta-based restaurant company and is now called City Fish Market.

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