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Before Pizza Nova took over the waterfront Newport Beach space that formerly housed a quintessential dive bar, “It was as dark and cluttered as you would imagine any good dive bar to be,” says Meagan Hurst, senior designer at California-based Studio McCormack. “We were lucky in the sense that the building interior had a reasonable amount of character in the architecture itself, and of course you can’t beat the waterfront location.”
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“It was such a radical change just to go from the dark, dingy, and cluttered interior of the old tenant to clean and fresh white walls and ceilings,” Hurst says. “I think it is truly amazing what a complete transformation the space went through.”