When Primo Grill reopens Friday at its new home at Sixth and Oakes, diners will find a restaurant more muted than its former life at Sixth and Pine.
Reclaimed wood and exposed brick form the palette. The motif is what owners Charlie McManus and Jacqueline Plattner described as their take on “modern Northwest design.”
But it wouldn’t be Primo without a spark of colorful artwork, right? Playing against that muted backdrop of the restaurant’s surfaces will be a vibrant swirl of color – a five-panel mural over the bar spanning 30 feet, topping a wall lined with brick.
Those five panels depict a distinctly South Sound scene, and also relay a longtime partnership between the Tacoma restaurant and student artists from Tacoma Community College. Those students spent about a year researching and painting the mural. Read more »