The most exciting time of my career took place throughout the year of 2018. I launched the Foodiebuilder® Brand in January I had the excitement of celebrating my 10th year in business in April and, throughout the year, I worked on eight food facilities located in the Philadelphia Bourse Building. The Philadelphia Bourse is a historical building, built in 1895, located on 5th Street in Philadelphia, between Market and Chestnut Streets. The Bourse, originally a Commodities Exchange, and a beautiful historic structure, was completely renovated to house a new Food Hall, hosting 20+ Restaurants, Cafes and Bars.
Since my youth, I have always loved the character, style and architecture of the Bourse, so my excitement was heightened by having the honor of designing several of the interior spaces in the Food Hall, located on the first floor. The first project began for me in the fall of 2017, I began working on Chaat and Chai, an Indian Street Food restaurant. Early in 2018, I had the honor of taking on new projects at the Bourse, including Grub House Philly, Kari's Tea Bar and Bronze Table, an Italian Restaurant. Later in the summer, I added Olive With A Twist and Get Fried Philly; in addition to providing drawings for Permit Services for Barry's Buns and Chocodiem.
As I began the transition in the direction of my business, I also had the best opportunities you can ask for: great clients; fun work and good food. The best part of working on the Bourse project was seeing the transition of a building I have loved for decades from design and excavation; all the way to the final finishes and the grand opening.
Mayor Kenney; Michael Morris, Cana Development