After a week of renovations, Ciao Bella re-opened its San Francisco gelateria on August 19, 2011.
The Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant also contributed to the celebrations by providing drinks for the Bellini Bar. Attendees were able to choose which flavor of our refreshing sorbet to add to their cocktails!
The amazing night was captured by San Francisco’s own Orange Photography. The company was the first to be certified as a green studio by the San Francisco Green Business Program.
The new design of the Ferry Building location features recycled tiles from Fireclay Tile. The sustainable tile, which uses 70 percent recycled content and requires 50 percent less energy to manufacture, is colored to match Ciao Bella’s signature aesthetic: bright and exciting shades inspired by the brand’s award-winning desserts.
“Ciao Bella Gelato’s shop redesign is outstanding. The design matches the quality and artisan detail they put into their products,” said Jane Connors, Senior Property Manager at Equity Management Property. “Every time I stop by the shop, I admire how the colorful tile matches perfectly to the palette of flavors they offer every day.”
In addition to the tile feature wall, Ciao Bella has refreshed key consumer service and traffic areas across the shop. Updated cabinets are faced with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified oak, and a number of counter-height tables will be installed in the near future allowing consumers to enjoy the atmosphere as they tuck into their treats.
Ewing Craft was also a part of the “tasty” redesign of our Ferry Builiding location. The #8 space at the Ferry Building now consistently displays Ciao Bella’s updated logo on updated signs designed by Ewing Craft.
The project was headed up by local Bay Area designer ZMV and San Rafael-based general contractor ACI, who led the design work and remodeling efforts, respectively. The shop’s updates took less than one week to complete.
Following more than a decade of success in New York City, Ciao Bella opened its first San Francisco location 15 years ago on Harrison Street before moving to the famed Ferry Building, as an inaugural tenant in 2003. To celebrate its Bay Area history and new design, Ciao Bella will highlight flavors that source ingredients from local vendors, such as Pistachio Gelato and Peach Ginger Sorbet.
In addition to the re-opening party last week, Ciao Bella has chosen to partner with local companies to offer toppings to customers who want to add something special to their scoops. Make sure to stop by as these are limited time offers!
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