The Long Island City retail store and restaurant are Murray’s first full-service brick-and-mortar locations independent of its Greenwich Village stores. On the ground floor of a new residential development, with a prime corner storefront, the design of the shop and restaurant were inspired by Murray's nearby state-of-the-art cheese caves facility and laboratory.
Light oak, black and white tiles, and polished concrete round out the shop, along with custom pendants inspired by the organic drape of cheesecloth.
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The restaurant continues with this materiality, adding to it with a more vibrant color palette. Purples, greens, and browns suggest the changes in cheese chemistry as it ages.