In the late 90’s, Carrie and her cousin Michael Nahabedian, trusted Centaur to make their dream a reality. That dream was a high-end restaurant which would remain solidly fixed atop Chicago’s A-list of dining experiences. NAHA, located at the corner of Clark and Illinois in the space that formerly housed the distinguished Gordon restaurant, was designed by Tom Nahabedian, architect and founder of the Beverly Hills firm Collaboration. NAHA offers a seasonal American menu with influences of the Mediterranean, and effortlessly blends the culinary, design and management talents of the Nahabedian’s. The unique, contemporary design created clean aesthetics for the restaurant, while affording Centaur a chance to provide innovative means and methods for constructing the project team’s vision. From hand-crafted, leather-clad wall tiles to the curved, concrete-topped bar, the interior build-out demanded detailed management from Centaur during the fast-tracked timeline.
“This restaurant is the culmination of many dreams,” says Michael Nahabedian. “Carrie and I are very tight and always talked of a project where we could merge our life experiences. And with my brother Tom, an established architect in California, it seemed only natural for us to venture forth with a restaurant project.”