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Englewood Construction Completes Three Restaurant Projects

June 30, 2017

Englewood Construction, one of the country’s leading commercial construction firms, announces its restaurant group has completed the ground-up construction of three new restaurants: an Eddie V’s in Troy, Mich., a BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in Fort Wayne, Ind., and an Outback Steakhouse in Merrillville, Ind.

“We’re continuing to see strong activity in ground-up, stand-alone restaurant construction, especially among national players who are taking advantage of good real estate deals to grow their brands, expand their national footprint, or move to more desirable locations within the same market,” said William Di Santo, president of Lemont, Ill.-based Englewood Construction. “In fact, besides completing these three projects in Michigan and Indiana, our restaurant group just started construction in Metairie, La., on a new Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, which is another example of a brand we have worked with recently to add locations across the country.”

New Eddie V’s Completed in Detroit Suburb

In Troy, Mich., a north suburb of Detroit, Englewood’s restaurant group completed construction of a new 9,698-square-foot Eddie V’s at 2100 W. Big Beaver Road. Scheduled to open in June, it is the 16th Eddie V’s location for Orlando, Fla.-based Darden Restaurants Inc., a national client of Englewood Construction. The upscale new restaurant specializes in preparing fine seafood, pouring precision cocktails and hosting live jazz musicians. Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Designers of Progressive Architecture was the project architect.

“This is the first Eddie V’s location we’ve worked on, so it’s exciting to expand on our terrific relationship with Darden to include one of the newer brands in its portfolio,” said Chuck Taylor, director of operations for Englewood Construction. “Our experience in high-end restaurant build-outs is a great match for the Eddie V’s concept.”

BJ’s Restaurant Adds Fort Wayne, Ind. Location

Englewood also completed a freestanding 7,525-square-foot BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in Fort Wayne, Ind., next to Glenbrook Square Mall along Coliseum Boulevard. Designed by Dublin, Ohio-based WD Partners, the casual restaurant serves pizza, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, salads and more. The American restaurant chain BJ’s Restaurants Inc. has more than 190 casual dining restaurants located in 24 states.

“BJ’s Restaurants is experiencing tremendous growth and has been adding locations across the country,” Taylor said. “We always love partnering with clients on a national basis, since it allows us to ensure a smooth and consistent construction experience for them regardless of the project location.”

Outback Steakhouse Relocates in Merrillville, Ind.

For Tampa, Fla.-based Bloomin’ Brands, Englewood completed a 6,494-square-foot Outback Steakhouse at 1590 E. Lincoln Highway in Merrillville, Ind. The project architect was Lexington, Ky.-based The Roberts Group.

“Outback had a previous location along this high-traffic interchange off of Interstate 65,” said Taylor. “When a more desirable site on the opposite side of the interstate exit became available, Outback tapped us for this ground-up project.”

About Englewood Construction:

Englewood Construction, Inc. is a commercial general contractor specializing in the construction of retail, restaurant, shopping center, hotel, education and office/industrial projects throughout the United States. Established in 2001, Englewood Construction’s executive team has more than 30 years of commercial construction experience, including executive positions with R.A.S. Builders and Capitol Construction. Since its founding, Englewood Construction has managed over 500 projects in 36 states and amassed a national qualified vendor base exceeding 20,000 subcontractors and suppliers. For more information on the company, visit, and to learn the latest insights and tips on solving commercial construction issues visit the company’s award-winning blog at

Lemont, Ill.-based Englewood Construction has completed construction of a new Outback Steakhouse in Merrillville, Ind.

Lemont, Ill.-based Englewood Construction has completed construction of a new Outback Steakhouse in Merrillville, Ind.