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Creative Renovation at Octavia Books to Connect Neighboring Restaurant

This article was originally featured in New Orleans CityBusiness and published on February 17, 2023.

NANO’s extensive historic renovation at locally owned independent bookstore, Octavia Books, will help guide the bookstore into the future without losing sight of directions from the past. The creative reimagining of Octavia also incorporates Scrambled, a restaurant next door.

To help Octavia Books and Scrambled better serve their community, NANO renovated and rehabilitated the 100-year-old structure they share. Building on the bookstore’s established design language, we expanded both businesses with a dynamic and flexible design that provides more space for holding public events, displaying books, and enjoying a cup of coffee or meal with friends.