As our sibling site Eater Austin reported recently, local favorite restaurant and caterer The Peached Tortilla will be upping the architectural game on North Lamar soon.
The restaurant, which started as a food truck and is currently located in a brick-and-mortar on Burnet Road, is building a new events space on a particularly uninteresting (save for the original Threadgills next door to the site, perhaps), light-industrial stretch of North Lamar.
Kevin Stewart Architect of Austin is designing Peached Social House, a 4,300-square-foot, two-story building that will incorporate three shipping containers and will house some the company's offices as well as event space. It will hold 174 standing or 104 seated guests, according to press materials provided by the company.
Through a spokeswoman, Peached Tortilla owner Eric Silverstein explained that he was inspired by BoxPark in London and thought the incorporation of shipping containers would help achieve the modern, urban feel he wanted for the space. It was also an affordable way to add a second floor, he said.
Stewart has designed some of Austin's notable restaurants recently, including Dai Due, Bribery, and Emmer & Rye. Peached Social House is set to open in late summer or early fall of this year; demo starts this week.
• Peached Social House [website]