Rustic revival for landmark icehouse
Goodbye Pepto-Bismol pink, hello urban rustic. Sawyer Park Icehouse is the reincarnation of the bright pink building many remember just west of I-45 off the Rayford/Sawdust exit. Amber Slaughter, Principal and Creative Director, at STUDIO a28 tasked PRISM with creating renderings to showcase her vision and the client’s dream for the new watering hole. Construction is underway; Sawyer Park Icehouse is expected to open in early 2021. It will include a full bar with extensive Texas local beers and spirits, indoor gaming area with billiards and darts, a long wall of garage-style doors opening to a deep covered patio, and a large outdoor green kid and dog-friendly space that will draw in their patrons. It is also planned to be a local destination for live music, with an upgraded sound system and both indoor and outdoor stage areas. STUDIO a28 incorporated warm rustic materials and colors to give Sawyer Park Icehouse a welcoming, urban Texas-Country aesthetic. The founders of the popular Woodson’s Local Tap + Kitchen are also the founders of Sawyer Park Icehouse. Best friends Todd Weaver, Adam Lee, and Ben Locher started their restaurant success in 2013 and quickly opened a second location. Sawyer Park Icehouse will feature a similar, yet unique Southern-inspired menu.