New York, Paris, London, Tokyo, Port of Spain – Corner Bar

Corner Bar at the corner of Gatacre Street and Ariapita Avenue in Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad with the owner, Christopher Leacock relining on one of his imported sofas

After two years in the works and having a deep perseverance to see it complete, Christopher Leacock has renovated the old Rodriguez’s grocery at Ariapita Avenue into an ultra modern yet classic lounging bar. The open space is painted in a Tiffany blue and accessorised with furniture and lamps that have a Norwegian look. The outdoor courtyard is designed with accents toward a Japanese garden.

Che Lovelace’s painting of a man with a coat and umbrella and a painted table by the graffiti artist, MANF.

Corner Bar has also required the works of Che Lovelace and the graffiti artist MANF. Lovelace’s work is taken from an album cover, yet there are traces of Peter Doig’s influences resonating with it. While MANF’s graffiti work is used as patterns to cover parts of the wall and as individualised tables.

Leacock explains that his concept is basically a local Rum shop with high amenities. And with these amenities, Corner bar is multi-functional which offers a taste of a music lounge bar’s atmosphere which can be matched anywhere in places such as New York, Paris, London or Tokyo.

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