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Atlanta Firm Responsible for Perhaps the Most Architecturally-Significant Mellow Mushroom Ever

[Various shots of Seiber Design's work in an old movie theater converted into a Mellow Mushroom in West Ashley in Charleston, South Carolina. Photography by Chris Little.]

If you enjoy eating at restaurants in Atlanta, you're likely familiar with the work of Seiber Design. The architecture/interior design firm's commercial work is on display in a diverse group restaurant spaces including Restaurant Eugene, the new Cakes & Ale, Yeah! Burger, Ray's on the River and BrickTops, to name a few. One of their more recent projects took them to an old movie theater in the Avalon neighborhood of West Ashley in Charleston, where a group opened the city's second outpost of Mellow Mushroom. The pizza chain, started in Atlanta in 1974 by three college students out of a hole-in-the-wall space on Spring Street in Midtown and now spanning 15 states and more than 100 restaurants, is known for its whimsical & vividly-colored dining rooms. But Seiber seems to have taken it to a new level, creating a space that reflects both Mellow Mushroom's funky corporate ethos and cutting edge design. Visitors contending with Charleston's copious bounty of culinary offerings often skip Mellow Mushroom, but experiencing this space in person may warrant at least a stop-in for a beer.