Active construction has resumed at the Cowford Chophouse, following a brief intermission after Danis Construction’s appointment as the project’s general contractor May 31.
Over the past several weeks, Danis worked closely with Jacques Klempf (owner of the Cowford Chophouse) to develop a strategy for finishing the project. Those discussions resulted in updates to the master design, including enhancements to plans for both of the restaurant’s kitchens. The restaurant is now on track for completion in 2017.
“This transition period has been necessary and productive,” said Klempf. “The Danis team needed time to assess the project’s status and present their recommendations for finishing the job. Together, we have made strategic changes to improve the restaurant from an operational standpoint. We look forward to unveiling the results of their work next year.”
The following tasks have been completed since May 31:
- Finalization of master design documents for the restaurant and its second-floor kitchen in the Holmes Building.
- Removal of the interior partition wall between 107 and 109 E. Bay Street.
- Demolition of the concrete floor at 107 E. Bay Street, where the restaurant’s first-floor kitchen will be built.
- Installation of wood beam supports between 107 and 109 E. Bay Street, and structural tube steel around the elevator shaft and stair tower.
- Restoration work on the historic windows and cornice continued according to schedule.
In the coming weeks, contracts for fire, mechanical and electrical subcontractors will be finalized; concrete and masonry structures will be installed to support larger beam installation at the site; structural steel setting at the roofline will continue; and structural support columns will be added to existing walls.