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Close Quarters - Latest Trend in Restaurants


Herb Heiserman, managing principal with Street­sense, was quoted in the June 12 Washington Post article, "The latest trend I loathe in restaurants: No space between tables," written by Tom Sietsema:

"Designers find themselves trying to serve two masters: restaurant owners eager to maximize floor space and diners who might enjoy some elbow room — or not, says architect Herb Heiserman, managing principal with Street­sense, whose restaurant clients include All-Purpose, the Columbia Room, the Dabney and other hot spots around Washington. 'Not everybody looks for a private zone,' he says. Some diners see restaurants as an extension of their families, he adds, and don’t mind the closeness.'"

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