A wood-fired oven, visible to all guests through an open kitchen, was central to the Hoovers’ vision. Additionally, the design of the 130-seat restaurant sought to celebrate the historic elements of the space – the original brick walls, wood columns and flooring. Blackworth combines raw elements of the old factory with contemporary mid-century and art deco elements. The bar, a key space for gathering, is visible through the front windows of the building, giving a few into the restaurant from the town’s main corridor. A seating area toward the back of the restaurant can be closed off from other patrons, offering options for private dining space.