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Scott + Reid was contracted to simultaneously build and finish-out two water-front restaurants for Billingsley Company. Located within The Sound at Cypress Waters, a destination entertainment development located on the cusp of North Dallas, Flying Fish is a 3,500-square-foot seafood restaurant and Rodeo Goat a 5,500-square-foot burger joint.
Construction of two buildings, both partially over water, presented multiple challenges for the project team to overcome. The locations were built on existing elevated structural decks sitting over the shores of the lake, which required the below slab electrical, plumbing and insulation to be performed from floating barges. In addition, weather delays prior to dry-in tested the ability to meet a guaranteed deadline. These trials were all compounded by the need to coordinate access to the site with other general contractors working in the area.
Two very different restaurant concepts, both structures were also distinct in their composition. Flying Fish is a wood frame structure with standing seam and TPO roofing and a structural steel canopy with corrugated plastic roofing. The interior finish-out features ceramic wall tiles, pine plywood paneling, galvanized metal countertops, and a mixture of VCT and Quarry tile flooring. The Rodeo Goat building is a CMU shell with structural steel joists, TPO roofing and a structural steel canopy with corrugated metal roofing. Interior highlights consist of sealed concrete floors, glass block windows, luxury vinyl tile flooring and a mesh metal ceiling.
The end result is two stunning restaurants with large wrap-around decks, suspended over North Lakes’ waters, that were delivered on time due to the diligence, strong communication and proactive approach by the project team.