Crawford + Associates completes design on DeRomo’s Gourmet Market & Restaurant


BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (March 13, 2014) – Patricia Crawford, principal of Crawford + Associates and BAY 170, has created an interior design commensurate with the owner’s vision for DeRomo’s Gourmet Market & Restaurant, the 15,000-square-foot gourmet marketplace opening at The Promenade in Bonita Bay in May. In addition to the market, DeRomo’s houses a restaurant and indoor/outdoor bar. The interiors for the restaurant and bar are more urban and industrial in style than the market with the theme being a converted warehouse. It will be architecturally intertwined, incorporating brickwork, iron details, warehouse style doors on tracks, wood-slated window coverings and a unique entryway that will hold old wine barrels.

“The design for the bar is one of our most creative projects, “ said Pat Crawford. “We’ve used copper, stainless steel backlit panels to surround the bar. The liquor display is an element I designed made of natural steel with acrylic insets. Recessed overhead lights in the bar soffit will shine down through the bottles creating a fractured light effect onto the bar surface.”

Inspired by family history, founder and CEO Francis J. Cuomo selected Crawford to help him establish an inviting ambience to welcome guests to this unique shopping, dining and entertainment experience. The warm Mediterranean hues in the Market with intricate stonework and natural wood beams will create a taste of old Italy

Conceived as a “feast for the eyes,” DeRomo’s will include a gourmet market and full authentic Italian bakery, a 300-seat casual-dining restaurant, an outdoor bar and seating area, an in-store wine cellar, catering services and gourmet gift baskets. A cozy coffee shop will offer homemade gelato and sorbet. DeRomo’s meat counter will have the feel of an old fashioned butcher shop and will feature New York style family recipes. Although DeRomo’s leans toward authentic Italian cuisine, they offer a wide variety of products from around the world.

About Crawford Designs (
Founded by Patricia L. Crawford, Crawford + Associates Interior Design is known for such notable projects as the lobby and dining areas in the Moraya Bay Beach Tower, the Turtle Club Restaurant and residences in Moraya Bay, The Dunes, Bay Colony and Cap Ferrat. She also owns Bay 170 Design Boutique, a retailer of distinctive, high style contemporary items created by individuals and small businesses sourced in North America. Bay 170, is located in The Village on Venetian Bay in Naples, FL. For more information: call (239) 596-3299 or email [email protected]

About DeRomo’s Gourmet Market & Restaurant
Francis J. Cuomo has more than 35 years of experience in the restaurant industry and has owned five other restaurants and catering concepts both in Florida and New York. His love and passion for food grew from Sunday family dinners at his Mom’s house (Momma DeRosa) where his mother, grandmother, aunts and four sisters would all cook for his large family (Cuomo is one of 10 children). Cuomo’s grandmother continues to influence him today as the name DeRomo’s was coined in 2001 as a play on her family name. For more information, call (239) 325-3583.