A trio of restaurateurs colonizes a strip of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Heights; the crowds are coming in droves.
Founders Elise Rosenberg, Emelie Kihlstrom and Tamer Hamawi, who opened Colonie in February, raised money from a Kickstarter campaign to get the restaurant off the ground; they worked with architect Alex Meyers of MADesign, who used reclaimed materials throughout the interior (banquettes are made from repurposed church pews). For more information, go to Colonie.
Above: The lush vertical garden (edible herbs are included in the mix) is the work of Woodland Landscapes.
Above: Meyers used reclaimed wood throughout the project.
Above: Above the bar, a reclaimed mirror found locally provides a reflective glimmer.
Above: Steel industrial stools serve as counter seating.
Above: The light fixture is made from a repurposed steel beam found on the roof of the building.