On Your Mark, Get Set, Design Challenge!


When On Your Mark (OYM) came to us with the need to connect two of their business spaces in a functional and aesthetically pleasing way, ARCHITECTURAL GRILLE was happy to help and donate the final product to this worthy Staten Island charitable organization which gives so much back to the local community.

Since 1979, OYM has responded to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Staten Island and Brooklyn. Their mission is provide innovative and comprehensive community-based services to people with developmental disabilities of all ages.

OYM operates the On Your Mark Café on Staten Island and is about to open the On Your Mark Chocolatiers Shop next door. Both businesses are fully operated by OYM participants who receive job-skill training under OYM staff supervision, with all proceeds reinvested to help fund OYM’s programs for children and adults as well as community outreach.

OYM needed to connect the Cafe and Chocolatiers Shop to give customers access to both areas from within the building, eliminating the need to exit one location to enter the other. Under the consultation of Stephen Giumenta, Vice President and Owner of Architectural Grille, we were able to provide and donate a creative design solution - a custom-made decorative aluminum door with a design that fits the décor of both spaces.

The On Your Mark Café and Chocolatiers Shop are located at 639 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY and are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm. Interesting in dining at the Cafe or need catering for your next event - check out On Your Mark Cafe Menu. For more information, please visit their website: www.onyourmark.org