The Eleanor envisaged as mid-century structure by Aline Architecture Concepts
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Clayton Companies has teamed up with Aline Architecture Concepts to transform the old Scottsdale Dry Cleaners space at Hayden and Osborn, 3207 N. Hayden Road, into a new brunch hot spot coined The Eleanor.
The new restaurant will offer traditional sit-down dining as well as a grab and go section. The grand opening is scheduled for Sept. 4, according to a press release.
Clayton Companies and Aline recently partnered to bring Fate Brewing Company and The Clayton House to life in other regions of south Scottsdale.
“When it came to the structure and design of this space, it was a no-brainer that we were going to work with Brian and his team at Aline,” said Tom Frenkel, in a prepared statement.
“After working on several projects across the Valley and building a relationship with the team over the years, I knew it was going to be a seamless collaboration. Brian has an incredible ability to not only execute my vision but also provide feedback and direction when necessary. The Aline team created a refreshing and stunning new concept for us to house The Eleanor in and we couldn’t be more excited to have a new brunch spot for our local community to gather.”
Aline Architecture Concepts representatives say they found inspiration in the original design of the development.
“We kept the historic low-profile roof, while brightening the space with new garage doors to the patio and a high wall with clerestory windows to bring in the natural light,” explains Aline Co-founder Brian Krob.
A new exterior space, previously covered with asphalt, is now a Polynesian-themed area with subtropical plantings, lava rock, and a large overhanging shade structure to the south. The new green space is located between The Eleanor and its neighbor, a yet-to-be-named lunch and dinner spot set to open in the relocated Polynesian Dairy Queen next door, in spring 2024.