Canal Place


Canal Place is the preeminent destination for designer retail in the region, featuring Saks Fifth Avenue and 40 national and local shops including Tiffany & Co., Brooks Brothers, Lululemon, and others. unabridged has worked with Canal Place over the last twenty+ years, completing scores of renderings to envision how potential tenants might fit into the high-design context. We developed the center’s Design Guidelines to ensure high-quality storefronts and finishes, designed exiting and ADA improvements, and proposed ways to reclaim underutilized spaces. We designed and fabricated the concierge desk wall tracing the path of the Mississippi River in white oak.

Facade renovations updated the corner of Canal and North Peters, created a more active street edge for visitors, and accommodated outdoor dining for Shake Shack. The adjacent restaurant established a Canal Street entrance directly to fine dining at the second floor. The black panels form a consistent datum around the corner to Jack Sutton Jewelers and Shake Shack, while the wood accents create identity for the restaurant. Circular brass pendants provide a preview of the luxe finishes inside.

unabridged Architecture, Architect
Schrenk, Endom, Flanagan, Civil Engineering
Damien Serauskas, M/E/P
Sherman Strategies, Permitting Consultant