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Antonio Cortez Appling - Space Creator and Restauranteur at Citron Design Group

Meet Antonio, our Space Creator, Educator and Restauranteur

Article in Shoutout LA Magazine - July 26, 2021

We had the good fortune of connecting with Antonio Cortez Appling and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Antonio Cortez, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I heard about an opportunity to take over a restaurant that was moving to a bigger location and that the previous owner was not taking anything with him. This seemed like a fantastic en road for someone that had no experience in restaurant ownership. Also, the place was pretty popular so I know people would recognize the location and associate it with good things. It was too good of an opportunity to pass up and just scary enough to make sense.

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Kara - Principal and Creative Director at Citron Design Group

Meet Kara, our Principal and Creative Director

Article in Voyage LA Magazine - October 21, 2019

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kara Rice.

Kara, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Citron Design Group is a full-service Commercial Design Studio based in Long Beach, California. Always striving to improve the communities we live in, Citron aims to service our Clients by honoring the architectural history of our community and enrich people’s lives through design. We are experts in adaptive reuse and restoration of neglected buildings, serving our communities with our design of local shops and restaurants, creative office spaces, unique lifestyle and fitness facilities, and creatively furnishing multifamily housing projects.

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When is the right time to hire a designer?
Our Principal Designer and Creative Director, Kara Rice sits down with Estrella Nouri, Host of This is LA, for an in depth look at our design process, approach to projects and to provide tips to our customers on when they should reach out. Check it out and we hope you enjoy the content!

 

Local Preschool to Receive Major Upgrades Thanks to Long Beach Community Foundation

Local Preschool to Receive Major Upgrades Thanks to Long Beach Community Foundation

The Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) will transform a space at Precious Lamb Preschool, once used as an office and for storage, into a much needed private consultation room, as part of its National Philanthropy Day project, the foundation announced this week. Several upgrades will also be made to the preschool’s current outside play area.

More than 40 volunteers will begin the renovations at Precious Lamb Preschool at 8:30AM on Saturday, October 1, while Citron Design Group, whose portfolio includes spaces such as Berlin Bistro and InterTrend, will oversee the project.

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Home to Long Beach ad agency was once a psychic temple

Home to Long Beach ad agency was once a psychic temple.

At last, in 2012 when the brilliant local developer/restoration designer Jan van Dijs (who has done similar work with many other local buildings, including the Art Theater and the current home of Fingerprints/Berlin) began restoring the building for the creative ad agency interTrend, which moved into the former Psychic Temple in 2015.

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Mid-Century Building Reborn as Santa Ana Arts Collective

Mid-Century Building Reborn as Santa Ana Arts Collective

Los Angeles-based developer Meta Housing Corporation delivered Santa Ana Arts Collective – 58 affordable homes in Santa Ana. Studio One Eleven’s design adapted a 1965 office building into 100% affordable, studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom live-work lofts.

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