The Paramount Restaurant
1304  12th Avenue
Grafton, WI

The Paramount Restaurant is the vision of a music aficionado (the Owner) who researched the history of the Blues; the Blues’ ties with Paramount Record Studio and Paramount Record Studio’s ties to Wisconsin Chair Company in Grafton and Port Washington Wisconsin. As such, Paramount Restaurant will be a tribute to the Paramount blues music containing artifacts from the original recording artists of Paramount Records.   The restaurant offers upscale American cuisine with live blues music. The Owner’s research and enthusiasm for this forgotten part of the area's history has inspired the Village of Grafton to adopt the Owner’s Paramount theme in developing “Paramount Plaza” as a Village focal point located adjacent to the restaurant property.    

Paramount Restaurant is an adaptive re-use of an existing building that was originally constructed in the 1840’s but, unfortunately, lost its historic building value through many remodels over the years including a layer of stucco over the original limestone exterior. Because much of the original stone exterior had been removed or damaged the exterior has been clad with a stone veneer that closely matches the original limestone.  The Restaurant features 3,000 sf. of dining space including a private dining/meeting room with full internet and power point hook-ups and future telecommunications. 

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Proposed Design Concept

Exterior



Interior Dining Area



Interior Lounge


Interior Dining Area