It was an absolute pleasure being part of the Easy Day Design Team, beginning with a fantastic site and the owner’s clear vision for the business. We created a space that honored and celebrated place; place as broad as our country and as local as the city of South Portland. We drew inspiration from images of the owner’s time serving with the United States Navy SEALs, as well as local images of the working waterfront of South Portland.
We chose a palette of colors and finishes that reflected the outdoors – fun and inviting. We lit the entire space with clean, curvy lights for a fresh, contemporary feel. We selected hip, comfortable furnishings that provided a distinct feel to the bowling center, lounge, and restaurant, but also mixed easily together when needed for tournaments, live music, and private parties.
The result is a true destination spot. The lounge is open to the bowling center, so customers can bowl for themselves or have their children entertained while they enjoy a meal overlooking Casco Bay. It’s all right within reach. There is traditional bar seating and a mix of small and large tables for conversations with a few friends or larger celebrations. If a more intimate evening is preferred, the dining room offers spectacular views set off by candlelight and fresh flowers. This restaurant design is removed enough from the lounge to be quiet, yet with the right amount of strategically placed peeks to the action to remind diners that a few lanes of fun lie just around the corner.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jamie Salomon
ARCHITECT: David Matero Architecture