Englewood Construction says its retail group has started three projects in Chicago’s west and southwest suburbs. They include the ground-up construction of the Chicago area’s first Blain’s Farm & Fleet in Romeoville, IL.; the renovation of a Sam’s Club in Woodridge, IL., and the interior remodel of an AMC Theatre in New Lenox, IL.
The general contractor also says it has began interior renovations for an AMC Theatre in Austin, TX, and recently completed the remodel of a Wal-Mart in Maplewood, MO.
“We continue to add nationally and regionally recognized retail brands to our client roster, which is a testament to our capacity as a national contractor to build or renovate in any of their target locations,” said William Di Santo, the Lemont IL-based contractor’s president. “These projects also show the variety of commercial construction activity we’re currently seeing, from out-of-the-ground buildings in new locations to renovation of existing facilities.”
Blain’s Farm & Fleet comes to Romeoville
Englewood is constructing a 120,690-sq. ft. Blain’s Farm & Fleet at 451 S. Weber Rd. in Romeoville, IL. Set to open this fall, it will be the retailer’s 37th location and its first in the Chicago area. Charlotte, N.C.-based Little Diversified Architectural Consulting is the project architect.
“It’s always exciting to bring a well-known brand to a new market, and we’re especially proud to build the Chicago area’s first Blain’s Farm & Fleet,” said Di Santo. “Southwest suburban shoppers now get this unique retail experience that rural customers have enjoyed for more than 60 years.”
Located throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, Blain’s Farm & Fleet sells agricultural supplies and equipment, hunting and fishing equipment and licenses, and a wide variety of household, home improvement, automotive, lawn and garden, and sporting goods.
AMC renovations charge ahead
Later this summer, movie-goers will view the latest feature film from new overstuffed recliners at the AMC Theatre at 1320 Maple St. in New Lenox, IL. Installation of the popular La-Z-Boy-type seats is part of Englewood’s interior remodel to the venue’s 14 auditoriums. The 51,269-sq. ft. project also includes renovations to the box office, guest services area, lobby, concessions and restrooms. Kansas City, Mo.-based Lickel Architecture is the project architect.
AMC formed a partnership with Jones Lang LaSalle to rebrand, renovate and build more than 138 locations nationwide. This partnership hired Englewood to perform the interior remodeling of the New Lenox location, as well as a nearly identical remodel of an AMC Theatre in Austin, Texas.
“Working with JLL and AMC has been an incredibly smooth process,” Di Santo said. “Their well-organized and professional approach, as well as our expertise working in markets across the country, makes it easy for the entire team to collaborate as we ensure the brand standards for these renovations are consistently carried out from market to market.”
Woodridge Sam’s Club gets a refresh
Englewood is also remodeling the interior of the 139,325-square-foot Sam’s Club at 7300 Woodward Ave. in Woodridge, Ill., for national client Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The project is scheduled for completion in late July.
Image: Construction of Blain’s Farm & Fleet store in Romeoville