Salt&Pepper  1995

Taking ques from the 30's diners and built in the old Cub's storage building on Addison Avenue.

The storefront days after opening . The stainless steel sheeting was applied to a substructure made of ply.

A very busy urban street on the north side of Chicago, this area since the late 80's has become a magnet for gentrification. In the upper left had corner of the photo you can see the lighting for Wrigley Field.

Salt&Pepper, 1/2 block from the front gate of Wrigley Field home of the Chicago Cubs.

A contempory look circa 2005, 10 years after completion and look how much the neighborhood has changed.

Flanked on both sides by glass block, a tile floor spelling out diner welcomes guests entering the restaurant.

The friendly staff in traditional dress.

John, the owner, standing at his front counter surrounded by tile, stainless steel, glass, and lots of paying customers.

The kitchen is open and on the grill you can watch as they cook your eggs and hash browns or fry a hamburger.

Down the length of the counter, seating to the right, booths along the outer wall a customer prepares to pay. The ceiling is barreled, sheeted in white abbitibi and stainless steel channel with flying saucer droplights.