Anejo Mexican Bistro
Even as his 5 Bays Bistro served delicious contemporary new American cuisine on Cape Cod, owner Jamie Suprenant had his eyes open for a fresh challenge. He found a great location in downtown Falmouth, and seized the opportunity to create something new and exciting. But Jamie was a restaurateur, not an engineer, so he hired Construction Coordinators, Inc. (CCI) and Whitlock Architects to help him bring his idea to fruition.
The result was Anejo Mexican Bistro and Tequila Bar, a 2,500 square foot restaurant completed in just ten weeks. The project included new finishes, renovated bathrooms, and an entirely new kitchen. Jamie also wanted a set of doors to connect a large outdoor space to the restaurant for seating. Because Anejo was built on the Cape, safety during storms was a top priority, and unfortunately the specified manufacturer, NanaWall, was unable to meet local guidelines for historic districts and federal guidelines for wind resistance. CCI and Whitlock worked with the town to provide an alternative solution using hurricane resistant French doors that would both be strong enough to weather the harshest Nor’easters and preserve the historic nature of Falmouth.
Anejo quickly grew to be one of the Cape’s hottest destinations for Mexican cuisine, and was even named on the best restaurants on the Cape by the Boston Globe—all thanks to Jamie’s great idea.