208 Court Avenue


Slingshot Architecture is excited to be working with Todd Millang on his next endeavor at 208 Court Avenue (formerly known as Sbrocco). Phase 1 of this project involves facade improvement and designing a new ground floor restaurant on Court Avenue. The restaurant theme is still a work in progress but you can expect to get good wine, craft cocktails, local beers, and great food. The new expanded storefront design will allow more natural light into the restaurant and the outdoor seating area will stretch east along Court Avenue. The design incorporates an eye catching solution for signage on a large vertical plane that angles west toward greater Court Avenue. Originally constructed in the 1860’s we are excited to be a part of the rehabilitation of this historic building that has played a key role in the fabric of downtown Des Moines for well over a century.

Learn more about this project in an article by the Des Moines Register


Des Moines Register readers took to the polls to help name the new restaurant. RōCA – short for restaurant on Court Avenue – was the big winner. Read more here