Chicago -- Englewood Construction’s restaurant group has completed Williston Brewing Co., an upscale restaurant and lounge in booming Williston, N.D.
“Williston Brewing Co. provides a much-needed dining and entertainment option for oil field workers and their families,” said William Di Santo, president of Lemont, Ill.-based Englewood Construction. “We’ve been fortunate to take part in the area’s commercial construction boom sparked by North Dakota’s oil rush.”
In addition to serving as the general contractor, Englewood Construction also assisted in the value-added design of the $5.2 million interior build-out to create a modern Western-themed dining destination. The 12,000-sq.-ft. space is attached to the 92-room El Rancho Hotel and features wood floors, stone fireplaces and exposed brick. The owners’ big game trophies mounted on the walls and cow-hide leather chairs enhance the western decor.
Owned by Williston Holding Co. and designed by Minneapolis-based Studio M. Architects, the restaurant seats approximately 335 people in a variety of unique spaces. A huge bar with 40 beers on tap in the center of the restaurant features an artistic counter made from a giant redwood tree and 24 televisions including three with 90-inch screens.
A 21-and-over section houses a stage, mechanical bull and gaming tables. The restaurant’s Buffalo Room provides an intimate setting with leather chairs and sofas, and showcases a glass-enclosed wall with a 3,000-bottle upscale wine selection.