Velatis Caramels

Velatis Caramels

Client: Velatis of Maryland, LLC

Contractor: Albrecht Construction Corporation


Symmetry First designed the  Tenant Build-out of 1,325 square feet in a  ‘warm vanilla’ shell space, for use as a caramel manufacturing facility (1,000 square feet) and retail shop (300 square feet).

In addition to normal building permit approvals, the food manufacturing aspect of the plan required approvals by the Montgomery County and State of Maryland Health Departments. The facility includes a commercial kitchen, designed by foodservice consultant, Barry Harden. Kitchen equipment included a through-the-roof range hood and a make-up air unit.

In order for Velatis to open as soon as possible for the 2009 holiday season, both the design and construction schedules were fast-tracked. From our first meeting at the empty storefront in August, to the Grand Opening in December, every aspect of design and construction, down to the choice of MMA flooring for its one-hour cure time, was geared to getting Velatis up and running ASAP.

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