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Fayetteville St., Raleigh

The design for the interior of Yancy’s! was influenced by time spent in New York City and Paris, the works of Phillipe Stark, and a desire to create a space that was integral and respectful of the Hudson as well as a tribute to the history of Jazz. The spirit of Yancy’s! is pure New Orleans jazz, with live acts every night. The Art Deco flair not only complements the geometric lines and period of the building, but also reminds us of the time when jazz came alive in the 1920′s with such greats as Louis Armstrong and later in the 30′s with Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie…

Large full wall images and smaller framed images in Yancy’s! tell a story about New Orleans’ History, including Mardi Gras, The Olympia band, Congo square and the heart of the French Quarter: Jackson Square. Bret worked closely with Photographer Eric Schneider (fellow NCSU Alumnus) to come up with images that would best exemplify the history, vibe and culture of New Orleans. The bar at Yancy’s! is unlike any other in the Triangle. The Art Deco theme is carried into the custom sconces and the polished aluminum arches which span the corbelled back-bar columns and mimic the Hudson’s front facade. The glowing translucent ivory onyx bar top recalls the luxury and decadence of the roaring 20′s.

The bathrooms are clad with stainless steel tiles, pedestal sinks and concealed bud vases.

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