Chicago Spy Restaurant opens; built by local KC firm.

Chicago based Spy Restaurant built by local creative fabrication firm

KANSAS CITY, MO— Local architectural fabrication firm Second Life Studios is proud to announce their contribution to the opening of a new Chicago based spy restaurant Safe House. Contracted through Getty’s architecture and Marcus Corporation, Second Life Studios created many of the restaurant’s most iconic pieces. News agencies across the country are featuring reports on the new Safe House concept. Many of the viral and shared images are of elements Second Life Studios built.

“Our team was brought on board to help facilitate the project’s design intent,” say Chris Gorney, Creative Director at Second Life Studios. “Our job is to take the crazy, dream-like ideas and bring them to life.”

Gorney and the team fabricated a private booth based on the cone of silence from the nostalgic TV comedy Get Smart. Second Life Studios also build many of the hidden, or peek-a-boo items which create a highly memorable experience for guests. The concept is based on discovery; spies figuring out a password to enter the SafeHouse, and passing their, “spy test.”

“We are proud that so much of this new Chicago hotspot comes from Kansas City,” says Gorney. “We are happy to champion our city and its rich design heritage.”

Having recently finished the new Rockhill Grille on Grand, Second Life Studios is also slated to help reconcept Coal Vines on The Plaza and build Up Down St Louis, an arcade bar based in Des Moines with a KC Crossroads location.


?Second Life Studios began in 2012 as a furnishings company focused on custom and unique commercial pieces. Currently it has expanded into a full service architectural fabrication? in response to customer demand?. Second Life Studios ?serves the high-hospitality?, retail, restaurant and entertainment industries. The company is owned ?and operated ?by creatives? and craftsmen? with the goal of producing a value-?engineered and value-added service ?which simplifies each project process while ?helping to create beautifully designed, thoughtfully engineered and solidly built environments.

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