In August 2011, Dot’s Restaurant in Wilmington fell victim to Hurricane Irene. The owners, John Patty Reagan, hired us to look at ways to rebuild the restaurant. After seeing the preliminary feasibility study, they have decided to move forward with the renovations, and have hired us to complete the design.
The building sits on the Deerfield River, and was inundated with 8 feet of water during the hurricane. Our design for the new building raises it several feet with a new foundation, and provides flood proofing to protects against floods like those we saw during Irene. In addition, a new kitchen will be added on, increasing the size of the restaurant. In addition, the layout will be rearranged to make it more efficient and give diners excellent River views.