October News

Rounding 3rd, Headed for Home

October, 2021

Are we talking about the World Series?!  Who are you routing for?

No…it is already Q4 and we are in the home stretch of roller coaster year #2.  It’s hard to believe time continues to fly by, regardless of what’s going on in the world! Trick or treating will be upon us this weekend and our team is already planning for holiday schedules.

While the prediction is that retail sales will be as strong as ever during this holiday season, retailers are bracing for inventory shortages that they’re experiencing, as well as labor challenges, so start early and be patient with our friends in retail.  We are glad they are working and there to help us make the holidays bright!

Weare giving you a peak at some new food establishments we’ve wrapped up this month, as well as what is under construction around the country. More photos of our featured projects can be viewed on our facebook page. As always, if you’re interested in talking further about our work or a potential project, please contact Lauren Kriner!

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

LOU MALNATI’S PIZZERIA- Indianapolis, IN- 5,700 Sq. Ft.

While this was our third project for Chicago-based Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, this was the first full-service, sit-down restaurant that we completed.  Right in the heart of Broad Ripple Village, our team completely transformed a former medical office building into what will become a staple for superfans of the Brand, as well as a home for families and sports teams to utilize!  Locally based Demerly Architects worked with the Lou’s team to create a look for the new building that feels like home amongst the unique homes and businesses in the area.  The new restaurant will open to the public for dining on Monday, November 1st.  We love working with Lou’s, owned by IU graduate, Mark Malnati!

MANELE CAFE- Carmel, IN- 2,500 Sq. Ft.

The cutest little corner in Carmel, IN is now open as the Hawaiian-inspired Manele Cafe! City Center’s Manele Cafe is serving up everything from coffee drinks to beer and bubbles, acai and rice bowls to sandwiches and salads, from 9-8 p.m. daily. Grab a seat on the quaint patio overlooking the Hotel Carmichael and Palladium, enjoy the tropical atmosphere in the cafe, or grab a seat at the bar top. Welcome to town, Manele!

ALDI- Chicago, IL- 11,000 Sq. Ft

Discount supermarket chain, Aldi, continues to expand with new locations and remodels of existing stores. Our Chicago team completed their first remodel of an Aldi in Chicago, which included installing upgraded coolers and freezers, new LED lighting, polishing the sales floor, installing new shelves and signage, and providing a new HVAC system. APD Engineering and Architecture of Victor, NY was on point with redesigning the 11,000 square foot store.

PROJECTS UNDERWAY-Land o’Lakes, FL/ Indianapolis, IN/ Fulton, MD

Our national team is busy on ground-up projects around the country.  We are doing our best to capitalize on the weather before the cold temps settle in.  Getting the buildings enclosed is KEY!  We are working for all repeat clients: a Goddard School in Land ‘o Lakes, FL, a Starbucks with a double drive-thru at 12th & Capitol in Indy, and a Panera Bread in Fulton, MD.  Watching our clients grow and following them around the country is always a goal, and one of the reasons we are licensed in 47 states!