Argo Tea Cafe - Chicago IL
Argo Tea – serving healthy signature drinks in Chicago and all over the world. And, Creative Surfaces has been contracted to be their commercial cabinetry supplier. We’ve built and installed Argo Tea locations in downtown Chicago, several locations at O’Hare International, and even in Lebanon.
There are several facets of the Argo Tea projects. The Tea-Osk has a curved half wall and back counter with various components – a glass display case, cup dispensary & storage cabinet, expresso machine cabinet, carbonator cabinet, condiment cabinet & counter, pickup counter and double acting swing gate.
Throughout the Tea-Osk we used a combination of plastic laminates including Wilsonart “Cafelle” (horizontal grain) and Chemetal “Satin Smoked Chrome” separated with 1/4″ black reveals on face of the cabinets and for the toekicks. The countertops are Wilsonart Solid Surface “Cocoa Chile”. We completed the Carbonator Cabinet with 20GA Brushed Aluminum Stainless Steel cladding. The Loose Tea Display and Teapot Display are both wood grain plastic laminate for the face frame, cabinet interior, shelving, and base cabinets.
In some locations, Creative Surfaces also built the Settee Wall Unit and Circular Unit using wood grain plastic laminate on the back panel and booth cabinet. The back and seat cushions are a combination of Architex “Authentic Chocolate”, “Hush”, and “Willow” upholstery. The backside of the Circular Settee has retail shelving of Wilsonart plastic laminate “Cafelle”.
The double-sided Medallion sign is 54″ x 16 1/2″ that suspends from a plywood soffet. The sign can is aluminum structure and is backlit with white LED strips. The aluminum sign face sticks to a clear Lexan backer, has push thru letters to receive opaque faces. The window and entrance signs are refaces, have push thru letters with opaque faces secured to face of aluminum. The new face was mounted to an existing light box on-site. The light box is backlit with LED lights and suspended from soffit.
Next time you see Argo Tea stop in for the ultimate customer experience and order up a “Genmaicha”!