Kinkaider Tap Room

This popular Broken Bow-based brewery opened its first Lincoln location in 2020 in the Historic Haymarket District. Our architects and Foodlines foodservice designers remodeled the space and created an outdoor dining and seating area.

Then, we continued our partnership with the owners as they opened Lincoln’s first distillery, Sideshow Spirits, where we designed the tasting room.

Grand Cinema

Enjoy walking with the stars when you stroll beneath this engaging filmstrip facade.

The Oven Cellar – Haymarket
The Haymarket’s Oven Restaurant receives a cozy wine cellar renovation.
Holmes Golf Course

The planning and design of Holmes Golf Course included private seating areas for up to 150 people for rental purposes, a commercial kitchen that can be used for catering, a bar, outdoor dining, a pro shop, and staff areas. The 6,500 SF building was designed on a site where clear views to the tee boxes were needed for the staff, but views to the rest of the golf course and a framed view to the State Capitol were also a significant part of the design process.

Sultan’s Kite Mediterranean Grill
When ESA and Foodlines began the process of renovating and expanding 3,500 SF to Sultan’s Kite in downtown Lincoln, NE, our first question was, “why the name Sultan’s Kite?” Sultan Attaie, the owner, was inspired by the novel and movie “The Kite Runner,” which encouraged goodwill and acceptance.

In keeping with that theme, we wanted to create a welcoming and festive environment. The in-depth project has many aspects, but a critical element was incorporating hand-painted murals and their artistry into the renovation. Also, notice the red accents and diamond shapes.

Gate 25

Gate 25 is a local hotspot featuring a unique circular indoor bar, two drink order windows, a satellite private dining room, and direct access to the heart of the Railyard.

Screamers Dining and Cabaret
A true one-of-a-kind destination restaurant and entertainment venue in the Haymarket.
Upstream Brewery
Omaha’s original firehouse was transformed into Upstream Brewing Company with a large copper-topped bar, 250 seat dining room, outdoor patio, sidewalk dining, and pool room.
DaVinci’s Restaurant

ESA worked with Foodlines to design this family-owned pizza, pasta, and hoagie restaurant at 27th and Superior Streets in Lincoln. You will notice the Italian Villa look on the exterior and interior. Keep an eye out for the flying saucer in the clouds.

Terrace Grille

Located on the first floor of the Cornhusker Hotel, the design featured LED lighting displaying 12 zodiac constellations and hand-painted scenic murals.

Country Club of Lincoln
ESA designed the Country Club of Lincoln’s Grille Bar & Dining room. Also, our subsidiary, Foodlines, completed additional projects at CCL, including modifications to the former kitchen cookline and production areas.
Downtown Fireworks
(now Lazlo’s)

One of Lincoln’s most popular restaurants was remodeled to provide a larger waiting area and bar and an updated dining layout. Existing stairs to the second level were removed, adding much-needed space back into the bar area. The bar was relocated and reconfigured, and a stained concrete bar top was added, providing an urban feel to the space. The back bar wall was designed with a translucent material that is internally lit to highlight liquor bottles. Contemporary light fixtures complete the new urban image of the bar. During the cosmetic remodel of the first-floor dining room and bar, the lower-level kitchen was also completely remodeled to increase efficiency and productivity.

Rococo Theater
Together with Foodlines, ESA added booth seating, bars, a kitchen, and restored light fixtures and architectural details. Project was in collaboration with Sachs Morgan Design.

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