Now more than ever we recognize the importance of small businesses in our community. We wanted to highlight some of the work we’ve done within our great community, and also share what some of our past clients have been up to. These last few months have been hard on small businesses and we wanted to give a shout-out to our friends at these great locations! 

Headquarters Restaurant and Bar – We were happy to work with Headquarters on the interior design and construction of their new restaurant and bar. We completely overhauled this 6000+ square foot space, stripping the building down to bare bones and removing 30 tonnes of rubble! From custom furniture and millwork to plumbing and paint, we helped this team realize their vision. Rivet partnered with local vendors, including E2 Signs and Designs and YEG Woodworks to add character and truly brand the newly renovated restaurant. 

We also incorporated some elements from the clients’ previously owned restaurant —we love the personal touches, and the comfortable vibe of this space. 

Headquarters is open for business! They are following the government’s guidelines for dine-in with 50% capacity allowed in the restaurant, bar and patio. Their takeout menu is in full force and they are offering daily soups to go. Summer is almost here and we’re excited to hit the patio for a tasty beverage and some great eats!

La Patrona Restaurant – If you’ve been in this local Mexican restaurant, you know the first thing you notice is the lively and bright decor! The next, of course, is the delicious food (Nicole recommends the Flautas or the Al Pastor tacos!) In this restaurant, we did a small and quick facelift (design and construction), updating the floors, paint, bench seating, lighting and some wall feature panels. Our collective goal was to help with ambiance and increase their seating capacity with the new layout. 

La Patrona excitedly announced their reopening on May 26 with dine-in now open to the public. They are taking walk-ins and reservations (up to 6 people) and have the patio open when the sun is shining! Though they can’t offer deliveries at this time, they do have take-out! La Patrona encourages you to bring your smiling face in and say hello, where they can serve you with a freshly shaken margarita! 

Emerald Hills Eye Care – “Cozy, welcoming – not your typical doctor’s office” That’s what Dr. Jonathan Akle, Owner and Optometrist at Emerald Hills Eye Care says of his space — and we agree! Rivet handled the complete design and construction of this business in a brand new tenant space. We did the full build-out including custom cabinetry, window displays and more. 

The clinic reopened to the public last month under the guidance of the Alberta government. Emerald Hills Eye Care is taking appointments; now that you have some down time, why not get your eyes checked? They have new protocols in place to keep you safe so there’s no need to put off your eye exam any longer. It’s as easy as booking with their online appointment system. They have some great new products and treatments for dry, itchy eyes (allergy season, anyone?) and some great new glasses available. Check out social media for more info.

Granada Veterinary ClinicNot all pets love to visit the vet, but Granada Vet tries to make this experience as comfortable as possible — for both pets and their owners! That’s why Rivet helped them adjust the layout of the whole front section of the clinic. Completed in stages while Granada Vet remained open, we changed the entry door and flow of traffic through the space to optimize function. We increased their retail area, created a new reception and gave all the exam rooms a facelift with new paint, ceilings, floors and cabinetry. Now the space is a little more roomy for everyone! 

Granada Vet is open to the public with new protocols in place to best ensure the safety of you, your pet and their staff. Visit their Facebook page for details on their admittance process at this time.

Granada Vet is also offering pet food and supplies delivered right to your door with the recent launch of their online store! Follow the link to register and shop! 

Supporting Each Other

This is by no means an exhaustive list of our amazing clientele. We have worked with so many other great local businesses that we will continue to support through these trying times, and we hope you will do the same! What are some of your favourites around Sherwood Park or the Edmonton area? Let us know on social!