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Build-Out Complete for Taverna Toscana in Bradenton, FL

By Florida, News

Summit Design + Build Completes Construction of Taverna Toscana in Bradenton, FL

Summit Design + Build recently completed the build-out of Taverna Toscana, a luxury Tuscan-inspired steakhouse and seafood restaurant located in Bradenton, Florida.

Just minutes away from the river, Taverna Toscana is located on the plaza level of the SUNZ Insurance building. The 10,000 sf restaurant build-out features:

  • custom furnishings
  • bar/lounge area,
  • open dining area,
  • restrooms,
  • outdoor patio,
  • and a full-service kitchen.

Top Chef Fabio Viviani partnered with Babb Hospitality, as well as entrepreneur Steve Herrig to create this vision. Barker Nestor Inc. served as the project architect.

Taverna Toscana Imagery

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Tapestry Station Arrives in Evanston, IL

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Summit Design + Build Completes Tapestry Station in Evanston, IL

Summit Design + Build has announced the completion of a five-story, 120-unit mixed-use project known as Tapestry Station, located at 740 W Main Street in Evanston, Illinois.

Tapestry Station features 27 distinctive floor plans comprised of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units, along with ground floor commercial space. Residents have access to luxury amenities such as an expansive rooftop deck, a fitness center, heated parking, and coworking space.

Located along Evanston’s Main St. corridor and on the former historical site of Vogue Fabrics, Tapestry Station is conveniently located next to a Metra line for easy transportation to and from downtown Chicago.

City Pads and Catapult Real Estate Group served as the project developers, and Built Form as the project architect.

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Tapestry Station Imagery

Interior Entertainment
Interior Kitchen & Living Room
Interior Booths

Summit Design + Build Expands Tampa Team

By Florida, News

Summit Tampa hires Director of Business Development, Southeast

Summit Design + Build, is pleased to announce the hiring of Terri Fleming, Director of Business Development, Southeast, who will work out of Summit’s Tampa office located at 100 S. Ashley Drive in Tampa, FL.

Meet Terri Fleming

As Director of Business Development, Southeast, Fleming will play a crucial role in bringing prospective projects and clients through the project pipeline and position Summit Design + Build as Tampa and the southeast’s leading general contractor and construction management firm.

Having spent most of her career in the architecture and design industry in Tampa, Terri joins Summit with a deep understanding of the AEC community. As a product rep for the past 18 years, she has been intimately involved in countless projects in the Tampa Bay area. Terri is currently a member of the AIA Tampa Bay Women in Architecture Committee. In addition, she was recognized as the 2019 AIA Tampa Bay Allied Member of the year.

Eli’s Cheesecake Expansion Completion

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Eli’s Cheesecake Expansion Completion

Chicago’s favorite cheesecake just completed the nearly 42,000 sf warehouse expansion

Summit Design + Build celebrated the ’cheesecake’ cutting for the Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Expansion with A 1,000-pound cheesecake. With the 42,000 sf expansion, the facility now has over 100,000 sf of production space, allowing increased bakery operations, additional production and packaging lines, and warehousing. The groundbreaking was attended by the Governor of Illinois, JB Pritzker, Marc Schulman (President, Eli’s Cheesecake), Tim Crane (CEO, Wintrust Financial), Robert Martwick (Senator, State of Illinois), Nicholas Soposato (Alderman, 38th Ward), Adam Miller (President, Summit Design + Build, General Contractor), Michael Fassnacht (CEO, World Business Chicago).

Eli’s Cheesecake has made it their mission to give back to the community for three generations, and the legacy they are creating continues to multiply. From mentoring and training individuals with special needs to be able to work in the warehouse, to providing jobs for asylum-seekers and immigrants, Eli’s Cheesecake goes above and beyond to expand the impact they are leaving on the world, especially in the city of Chicago. With an immense amount of support from local state and government officials, as well as residents of the 38th Ward and Chicago, Eli’s Cheesecake now has the ability to expand its reach and demonstrate what it means to a company that works for the community.

This expansion brings the current footprint up to 105,000 sf of warehouse space, almost doubling their current production and staffing capabilities, and upping their personnel by 50 already.

Michael Aragona served as the original project architect for the initial construction of the bakery in the 1980s, as well as the present expansion in 2023.

About Summit Design + Build

Summit Design + Build, LLC is a provider of full-service general contracting, construction management and design/build construction services for the commercial, industrial and residential markets. Headquartered in Chicago’s Fulton Market and with regional offices in Tampa, Florida, North Carolina, and Austin, Texas, Summit Design + Build has been involved in the design and construction of over 400 buildings and spaces totaling more than 10 million square feet over the firm’s 18-year history.

About Eli’s Cheesecake

43 years ago, Eli Schulman declared cheesecake to be the signature dessert at his legendary Chicago steakhouse, Eli’s The Place For Steak. It was there that he dreamed up a new way to make cheesecake. His unconventional fast and hot baking method resulted in the “Chicago-style” cheesecake, famous for its rich creamy texture and cookie crust. A third-generation family-owned business, inspired by Eli’s Founder, Eli Schulman’s words of wisdom, “Charity will never bust you” and “Treat others as if you are others.” What began in his restaurant’s kitchen has grown into one of the country’s largest cheesecake and dessert bakeries, employing over 250 individuals.

Adaptive Reuse For Burdeen’s Jewelry, Ltd.

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Adaptive Reuse For Burdeen’s Jewelry, Ltd.

Luxury 2-Story Jewelry Store Coming to Oak Street in the Iconic Gold Coast

Summit Design + Build recently began the adaptive reuse for Burdeen’s Jewelry, located on Oak Street in the Historic Gold Coast. The project consists of the interior build-out for Burdeen’s, as well as two luxury flagship stores situated on either side.

Located in the heart of Chicago’s luxury shopping destination, as well as steps away from Lake Michigan and Oak Street Beach, Burdeen’s is the perfect location to visit. The two-story luxury jewelry store will consist of over 10,000 sf of retail space. It will share an outer structure and shell with Panerai and IWC. Some of the luxurious features include a watchmaking studio, a transparent glass floor, and a large skylight to illuminate the space with natural sunlight. Burdeen’s is expected to be completed in the beginning of 2024.

This will be the fourth location for Burdeen’s Jewelry in the Chicago area. Hirsch MPG is serving as the project architect.

Burdeen’s Gold Coast Imagery.

Summit Breaks Ground with Farm Foundation

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Summit Breaks Ground on Farm Foundation’s New Innovation and Education Center

Summit Design + Build recently broke ground on Farm Foundation’s Innovation and Education Center, located on the Casey family farm in Libertyville, IL. With a deep family history situated on this property, Farm Foundation pledges to keep the Casey name living in the form of educating people about the importance of agricultural systems in our country, as well as inspiring the next generation to create a lasting effect on our planet.

The project was officially kicked off with a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, August 18th attended by Tony Casey & Dr. Annette Barnes, Casey Family representatives, Adam Miller, President, Summit Design + Build, Todd Price, Vice President, Farm Foundation IEC, Shari Rogge-Fidler, President & CEO, Farm Foundation,  Dan Basse, Chairman, Farm Foundation Board of Directors, Brad Schneider, Congressman of Illinois 10th district, Donna Johnson, Mayor of Libertyville, and Kurt Koffey, Vice President, Case IH North America, as well as members of the community.

This 14-acre campus will be home to a modern barn structure that will feature a media room, demonstration kitchen, and office space, as well as house various educational programs aimed to address the critical issues shaping the future of agriculture and our food systems.

Kahler Slater is serving as the project architect, and JLL is serving as the property manager. Project completion is expected in Summer 2024.

About Farm Foundation

Farm Foundation is an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit working across the food and ag value chain to build momentum behind meaningful solutions to some of the most important challenges facing farmers and, by extension, the industry as a whole. Their fiercely nonpartisan approach means they are uniquely able to address issues with objectivity and inclusivity, bringing together diverse perspectives from influential people and organizations to discuss and develop solutions. They support food and agriculture by meeting challenges with a relentless dedication to ensuring all the right stakeholders are involved and engaged in building something for the greater good—providing an agenda-free zone to achieve a shared vision for a better future for food and ag. Farm Foundation moves with speed, purpose and agility to make the greatest impact in the most important areas in the shortest amount of time.

Summit recently began the build-out of Taverna Toscana

By Florida, News

Upscale Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant Coming to Bradenton, FL

Summit Design + Build recently began the build-out of Taverna Toscana, a luxury Italian steakhouse and seafood restaurant located in Bradenton, Florida.

Set to be located just minutes away from the river, Taverna Toscana will be situated on the plaza level of the current SUNZ Insurance building. The 10,000 sf restaurant build-out is expected to be completed in the beginning of 2024, and will feature:

  • custom furnishings
  • bar/lounge area
  • open dining area
  • restrooms
  • outdoor patio
  • and a full-service kitchen

Top Chef Fabio Viviani has partnered with BABB Hospitality, as well as entrepreneur Steve Herrig to create this vision.

Barker Nestor Inc. is serving as the project architect.


Summit Completes Interior Alterations for Kvadrat, Inc.

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Summit Design + Build Completes Interior Alterations for Kvadrat, Inc.

Mixed-Use showroom and office space for luxury Danish textile manufacturer

Summit Design + Build has completed the full interior alterations for Kvadrat, Inc., a luxury Danish textile manufacturer that specializes in high-quality fabrics and design products. This space is situated on the ground floor of 1042 W Fulton Market, in the heart of the West Loop’s Fulton Market District.

Kvadrat, Inc.’s new showroom comprises nearly 2000 sf, displaying artistic installations of luxury home décor, as well as providing professional design services. Also included are meeting and office spaces, creating inspiration for those both visiting and working. 

Marquette Companies served as the developer, and BE Architects as the architect for the project.

Completion of Adaptive Reuse Hotel

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Completion of Adaptive Reuse Hotel

Five-story boutique, extended-stay hotel completed in Chicago’s West Loop

Summit Design + Build has completed the gut demolition and renovation of a five-story industrial building into a boutique extended-stay hotel at 1436 Randolph in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago.

The five-story extended-stay boutique hotel is located on Randolph Street, directly across from Union Park. This project contains 49 apartment-style rooms, consisting of both studios and one-bedrooms. All rooms are fully equipped with kitchens and in-suite laundry, and the building contains a state-of-the-art fitness center for guests to utilize. The ground floor contains both retail and restaurant space.

Marquette Companies served as the developer, and Brininstool + Lynch as the Architect for the project.

Austin Mixed-use Construction Project Started

By News, Texas

Construction Kicks-off For New Austin Mixed-use Project

Summit Design + Build breaks ground at 2323 S. Lamar

Summit Design + Build has announced the start of a five-story, 179-unit mixed-use project known as 2323 located at 2323 South Lamar Blvd in Austin, TX. The project officially kicked-off with a ceremonial groundbreaking on Thursday, March 2nd. The groundbreaking was attended by Austin’s Mayor Kirk Watson, Adam Miller (President, Summit Design + Build, General Contractor), Doug Hayes (Project Executive, Summit Design + Build, General Contractor), Shamir Trangle (Senior Project Manager, Summit Design + Build, General Contractor), Pearlstone Partners (Developer), and STG Design Group (Architect).

2323 will feature a total of 179 multifamily units, including 2 levels of underground parking which will consist of 288 parking spaces. The ground floor will contain commercial shell space and restaurant shell space, as well as live work units. Amenities will include a central courtyard with an elevated pool, a fitness center, co-working spaces and rooftop lounge.

Located in Austin’s South Lamar neighborhood, just 5 minutes from downtown, residents of 2323 will have access to local shops, restaurants, and hiking/biking trails. Project completion is expected in Spring 2025.

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