Englewood Construction launches four restaurant projects

Chicago -- Lemont, Ill.-based Englewood Construction said Wednesday that its restaurant group has begun work on four new projects, including a food court in New Jersey’s largest outlet mall, a steakhouse in a downtown Chicago luxury hotel and two suburban Chicago mall restaurants.

“As we head out of the recession, we’re seeing more importance placed on dining and entertainment, and the focus is on redevelopment,” said William Di Santo, president, Englewood Construction.

HMS Host has hired Englewood Construction to renovate its 1,000-seat, 11,000-sq.-ft. food court within The Outlet Collection Jersey Gardens, a two-level enclosed outlet mall in Elizabeth, N.J. Environetics Group Architects is the architect.

In Chicago, Denihan Hospitality Group hired Englewood Construction for a 4,000-sq.-ft. renovation and extension of David Burke’s Primehouse at The James Hotel. The expansion will include a new lobby, bar, restaurant area, private dining room and wine cellar. New York-based Design Bureaux is the architect on the project.

In Skokie, Englewood is doing an interior build-out of Roka Akor, a steak, seafood and sushi restaurant in the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The project also includes installing an outdoor patio. Aria Group Architects is the architect.

In Orland Park, Englewood is also building out Sarku Japan in the Orland Square Mall. Architectural Consulting Services is the architect of record.