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Purple Llama Coffee & Record Shop

Located in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, the project entails the renovation of an existing 1000 sf retail space into a coffee & record shop. This multi-roaster shop will feature a variety of coffees & brews from different regions, kombucha on tap, as well as fresh brewed teas and pastries. A main service bar floats in the middle of the cafe. It is dark, faceted, and heavy in contrast with the lightness of the walls and ceiling. A fluid wooden wall leads visitors from the front towards the “records vault” in the back while also containing traditional back bar storage and space for equipment.

Photography: Tom Harris