Mahony’s Po-Boys & Seafood opened its flagship restaurant on Magazine St. in 2008 and quickly became one of New Orleans’ top po-boy restaurants. In 2018, Mahony’s opened up their second location in the New Orleans’ fabled French Quarter. Mahoney’s selected Moses Engineers to provide all mechanical and electrical engineering design services including lighting design for the French Quarter location.
We installed a full-service kitchen on the ground floor in the center of an historic building. This location required innovative approaches to installing kitchen hood exhaust duct work due the kitchen position and to avoid grease and smells drifting below to the pedestrian sidewalk. Moses Engineers specified an AirMaid ozone generator, only the second installation in Louisiana, for the greasy hood exhaust system. This greatly reduced greasy deposits in the welded steel duct work while preventing odors from migrating to the pedestrian walks below.
Moses Engineers had to greatly increase electric and gas services due to the high kitchen and dining loads. As the dining room features an open ceiling concept, all duct work had to be enclosed in casework or kept it close to the ceiling. To overcome space limitations inside the restaurant , air handling units wee suspended from the third floor and conditioned air ducted to the restaurant. Similarly, bathroom exhausts were manifolded and exhausted on the building’s upper floors.
Moses Engineers also designed a specialty lighting system to show the owner’s brand new Ford 400 GT situated below his existing Ford 400 GT.