Gloria's Restaurant

Project Location

Dallas, TX

Architect

MSC Design

Product

SL70

Case Study: Gloria's Restaurant

Serving up award-winning cuisine in the Dallas area for over 25 years, Gloria's Restaurant is a name that is synonymous with upscale, authentic Latin food and destination-worthy salsa music. Gloria and her husband, José, both Americans from El Salvador, now own 14 restaurants bearing her name.

Increased Seating Capacity

Rapid growth and popularity called for increased seating capacity, both inside and out at her uptown location. Gloria’s architect, Matthew S. Crittenden of Dallas-based MSC Design, decided to incorporate a moveable wall system into their design to add adaptability – and a dash of serious fun. His first choice was NanaWall: “When we looked around for solutions we couldn't find anything else that was comparable to NanaWall,” says Crittenden. “We did a cursory check around, but saw nothing that can do what NanaWall does."

“We chose NanaWall’s folding wall system for Gloria’s Uptown Dallas location because it gives our client the flexibility to offer patrons two different dining experiences in one space.”

Engineered for high structural performance, the NanaWall SL70 system was selected to afford flexible indoor/outdoor seating opportunities. The monumental panels with frame heights up to 12 feet and panel widths up to 4 feet offered plenty of daylight to stream into the restaurant’s interior, too.

The addition of the SL70 wall system was a success, according to Crittenden. “We chose NanaWall’s folding wall system for Gloria’s Uptown Dallas location because it gives our client the flexibility to offer patrons two different dining experiences in one space,” says the architect, who founded his firm in 2005.

“NanaWall gives Gloria’s Restaurant the opportunity to transform an elegant interior dining room into a unique, al fresco dining experience in a matter of seconds,” Crittenden continues. “During inclement weather, the NanaWall system allows customers to stay comfortable in a climate-controlled environment. It truly offers the best of both worlds.”

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