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Outdoor Skylight Dining Areas

This Rooftop Restaurant Will Be Part of a Retail and Dining Complex

— October 16, 2014 — Business
Walnut Creek's retail hub will be adding a three-story complex featuring the area's first rooftop restaurant. To be located downtown in the Cadillac Corner area of Walnut Creek, the building will include a retail space on the ground floor and two floors dedicated to three restaurants.

Developed by Brian Hirahara, the retail space will be dedicated to clothing retailer Vineyard Vines with an additional ground level cafe. The second storey will be home to another eatery including a covered outdoor dining area. The top floor will have the rooftop restaurant and bar, which will be partly covered with skylights and walls that roll down.

Hirahara describes the Bay Area project as "a sort of 'urbanization' of Walnut Creek as it evolves from a suburban downtown into a more urban and dynamic retail and restaurant center for the area."
Trend Themes
1. Rooftop Dining - The trend of rooftop dining areas could create opportunities for designers and architects to create innovative outdoor spaces that offer unique dining experiences.
2. Vertical Retail and Dining Complexes - The trend of multi-story retail and dining complexes provides an opportunity for developers to create unique spaces that attract customers with multiple dining options.
3. Outdoor Dining Areas with Skylights - The trend of outdoor dining areas with skylights could create opportunities for architects to design sustainable and energy-efficient restaurants.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architecture firms could disrupt the industry by designing innovative outdoor dining spaces that incorporate the latest design trends.
2. Real Estate Development - Developers could create unique retail and dining complexes that embrace the latest trends in rooftop dining and multi-story buildings.
3. Hospitality - The hospitality industry could take advantage of the trend of outdoor dining areas with skylights by incorporating them in their restaurant designs to create inviting and unique dining experiences.
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