2014-03-04 19:02:21 - Unique custom trademark aquariums crafted for Kona Grill locations nationwide
MIAMI – March 4, 2014 – Living Color Aquariums, the global industry leader in the design and manufacturing of iconic custom aquariums and themed exhibits, has teamed up with designers at Kona Grill (www.konagrill.com), to create unique custom aquarium exhibits for their locations across the United States.
Kona Grill has been in business for 15 years and has 26 contemporarily designed restaurants featuring dramatic interiors and high-end aquariums installed in every location, which are an integral trait of Kona Grill’s restaurants. Kona Grill offers guests a diverse selection of freshly prepared food, personalized service and a warm contemporary atmosphere that keeps customers coming back.
“We at Kona Grill are pleased by the artistry on display by Living Color Aquarium’s team of
designers,” said Sandie Grady, Kona Grill Development Coordinator. “Their innovative and modern custom aquarium exhibits are integral to the ambiance of each of our Kona Grill locations and have captured our patrons’ imaginations.”
Living Color Aquarium’s continued contribution to helping create one-of-a-kind designs for Kona Grill’s dynamic brand, led to the creation of a unique bow-front tank with a V-shaped cut out that allows for a full 360 degree inside view of the tank, at Kona’s 25th location in Woodlands, Texas. Located just outside the private dining room and adjacent to the sushi bar, the aquarium’s custom black and silver crystal inserts, along with its opalescent wispy grasses and rainbow of marine fish, engages patrons in a warm inviting ambience reminiscent of natural marine aquatic caves.
Breaking Kona Grill’s records, their recently opened Fort Worth, Texas location includes the largest Living Color custom aquarium ever installed at any of Kona Grill’s national restaurants! Measuring seven and a half feet tall by five-feet in diameter, this newly designed tank features dramatic Patina Bamboo poles with a river rock bed and vivid green river grasses. Situated at the popular West Seventh area at 3028 Crockett St, this location includes an exceptional rooftop deck with retractable ceiling to be used year-round.
Living Color Aquariums also had the privilege of installing a three and a half foot tall by six-feet in diameter custom aquarium, in Kona Grill’s first ever restaurant. Open for 15 years, Kona’s first restaurant is located in proximity to their corporate headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona’s, Fashion Square Mall at 7014 East Camelback Road. The aquarium maintains a 360 degree view of exotic marine fish and features crystals of varying shapes and colors along with grass inserts.
Following the success of their custom aquarium habitat for Kona Grill’s Boise, Idaho location, Living Color Aquariums developed a similarly themed exhibit for Kona Grill’s newly remodeled San Antonio, Texas location. Celebrating the importance of custom aquariums as a Kona brand trademark, Living Color Aquariums fitted the seven-feet tall by five feet in diameter fish tank with an uncanny replica of the stone wall texture used throughout Kona Grill’s restaurants, along with mesmerizing LED lights and incredibly lifelike artificial tree roots that extend throughout the aquarium, surrounded by colorful marine fish. The Boise, Idaho Kona Grill is located at 3573 East Longwing Lane and Kona Grill in San Antonio Texas is found at 15900 La Cantera Parkway.
Other projects still in the design phase include an original triangle-shaped tank, fitted with natural-looking root structures and marine grasses, to open on June 2014 at Kona Grill’s El Paso, Texas location at 8889 Gateway Blvd. West.
For more information on Living Color Aquariums and its list of larger-than-life exhibits, please visit Living Color’s website at www.livingcolor.com or call (800) 878-9511. To find the nearest Kona Grill location, please visit: www.konagrill.com/restaurants.aspx
About Living Color Aquariums
Living Color Aquariums, Inc. (www.livingcolor.com), headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is renowned for creating iconic, award-winning aquariums and themed exhibits. Recognized for creating aquariums that are stunningly elaborate works of art, Living Color designs and builds custom aquarium exhibits for high profile clients like Disney, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins Ballpark, Loews Hotels, Rainforest Café, Bass Pro Shops, Nordstrom and many distinguished celebrities and individuals. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, no other aquarium manufacturing facility in the world has the turnkey capabilities to execute complex, customized projects like Living Color Enterprises. Living Color is also currently featured on the smash-hit reality series “Fish Tank Kings,” airing on the TV network Nat Geo WILD.
About “Fish Tank Kings”
The team members of Living Color Aquariums star in the hit cable TV series “Fish Tank Kings” and is broadcast in the USA by Nat Geo WILD and worldwide by National Geographic Channel International. “Fish Tank Kings” is one of the only internationally distributed shows filmed primarily in South Florida where the actors also live and work in South Florida. The series showcases Living Color Aquariums, as it uses its unparalleled skills, creativity and teamwork to pull off the most extreme custom aquariums imaginable.
About Nat Geo WILD
For more than 30 years, National Geographic has been the leader in wildlife programming. The networks Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo WILD HD, launched in 2010, offer intimate encounters with nature’s ferocious fighters and gentle creatures of land, sea and air that draw upon the cutting-edge work of the many explorers, filmmakers and scientists of the National Geographic Society.
Part of the National Geographic Channels US, based in Washington, D.C., the networks are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. In 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) debuted, and 10 years later, Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation’s major cable, telco and satellite television
providers, with Nat Geo WILD currently available in 56 million U.S. homes. Globally, Nat Geo Wild is available to 22 million subscribers in 27 countries.
For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com.
About Kona Grill
Kona Grill offers guests freshly prepared food, personalized service, and a warm contemporary ambiance that creates an exceptional, yet affordable dining experience. The menu features a diverse selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, chicken, seafood, steaks, pasta, and pizzas that incorporate over 40 signature sauces and dressings that are made from scratch using high-quality, fresh ingredients. A variety of desserts are also made in house and quarterly a new Food Based Promotion menu is launched with a few select new appetizers, entrees and desserts. Kona Grill also offers guests a wide selection of award-winning sushi, including sashimi, traditional favorites, and several proprietary dishes created by our talented sushi chefs.
Kona Grill restaurants feature a contemporary design with dramatic interiors which contribute to a superior value for moderate prices. Kona Grill restaurants offer guests distinct dining areas, including a main dining room, full service indoor/outdoor bar, lounge, patio and sushi bar.
For more information, please visit: www.konagrill.com/