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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

California, Hawaii, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Canada

Ghirardelli Chocolate wanted to create the ambiance of an old fashioned soda fountain. Using period colors and materials such as mosaic tile flooring, mahogany casework, and stainless steel counter, Hayashida Architects created an old fashioned ice cream parlor that fits the buildings era.

At the San Diego location, Hayashida Architects worked with Ghirardelli Chocolate and the city Redevelopment Agency to restore the last Gas Lamp area historical movie theater, including the intricate neon movie marquee, and the art deco façade, for a new ice cream fountain and candy shop.