THE GREAT GREEK
Retail / Restaurant | General Contractor/Remodel | 1,700 SF | Maple Grove, MN
The franchisee who was looking for a space to open a new location for The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, secured a space in a bustling retail complex in Maple Grove and partnered with Welsh Construction to do the build-out.
To transform the former pizza parlor into a fresh, new fast casual dining space, the Welsh team had to first demo the existing space. To create the ambience The Great Greek franchise is known for, the team incorporated polished concrete floors in the dining area, along with a brick feature wall with the logo and specialty wood wainscoting throughout the space. The dining room also features a large sliding glass wall system, which can be opened in the warmer months to bring the outside in.
Fresh paint was added throughout and upgrades were made to the rest rooms with tile, fixtures and lighting. A brand new state-of-the-art commercial kitchen was also added with a service counter of specialty wood, granite and stainless steel. The team also added mechanical upgrades, including a new makeup air unit, two RTU’s and a grease duct.
Despite some challenges due to gaps in the initial plan drawings and some unforeseen mechanical layout changes, the team delivered a beautiful new restaurant space.