A. Martini & Co. served as the General Contractor for Bottleneck Management, out of Chicago, to build their latest Pourhouse in Market Square.

Building this 11,000sf restaurant inside of the famous PPG Place came with some challenges. Ongoing coordination with Highwoods Properties, the building owner, on various activities and schedule, so as not to disturb the other residents and operating businesses was key. Additionally, MEP coordination with the building tie-ins and alternating first and second shift work due to the occupied floors above the construction space. While construction was ongoing, the owner, landlord and architect were continuing to work on designs to allow for the ceiling of the restaurant to be open to the rest of 2 PPG, while keeping the sound minimal to the tenants with windows facing into the atrium.  The solution was to install a skylight, which involved multiple work shifts to complete the bar area and other details within the restaurant space, while continuing to hit the inspection dates set at the beginning of the project to maintain City Works firm open date.

This space will boast a large outdoor patio, which is accessible through the garage door-type windows along the interior of Market Square. The staple of the City Works brand, is their bar area, which showcases over 90 taps and 15 flat screen TV’s surrounded by copper shingles.

Because Bottleneck Management and the City Works Brand are based out of Chicago, along with their Owners Representative, Bramco Construction, our PM and onsite project team communicated daily, especially in the final weeks of the project, to keep the entire team up to date on scope and milestones. This continual communication allowed the schedule to stay on course and City Works Eatery and Pour House opened its doors on Saturday, March 11 to coincide with the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Market Square, and also set a franchise record at this location for business in the first 30 days.