Award-Winning Remodel of Beloved Local Bakery

NARI BARA Remodeling Award for Arizmendi LakeshoreLevitch’s complete remodel of Oakland’s Arizmendi Bakery Lakeshore won the Best Commercial Interior award! We earned this award from NARI (the National Association of the Remodeling Industry) in their annual Remmy/BARA recognition of “excellence in remodeling in the Bay Area”.

Projects completed in the last two years by members of one of three Bay Area NARI chapters were eligible. Entries were judged blind by industry experts, who scored submissions on problem-solving, functionality of the solution, innovation, craftsmanship, aesthetics, degree of difficulty and the entry presentation itself.

Nearly overwhelmed by its success, the bakery was bursting at the seams in baking, service and customer areas

  • Within the same footprint, Levitch worked closely with the owners, a cooperative, to create a plan to reorganize and reconfigure all spaces for better work and traffic flow.
  • To allow for funding over time as well as intense periods of construction during scheduled bakery closures, many over national holidays, the work occurred in three phases from back to front of house.

We’ll be posting more information about Arizmendi soon, so stay tuned!

Learn more about the bakery, a member of the Arizmendi/Cheese Board cooperative, and their daily selection of pastries, breads and pizza. They also offer seasonal and holiday treats.