Chicago Englewood Construction announced on Thursday six new projects, including a five-store build-out for New Zealand-based jeweler Michael Hill and a new Pei Wei Asian Diner in Willowbrook, Ill.
Averaging 1,000 sq. ft., the five new Michael Hill stores will occupy space formerly leased to Whitehall Jewelers and Lundstrom Jeweler stores.
“The stores will feature clean and modern lines with dark millwork and flooring accented by horizontal lines of jewelry cases that pop with strategic lighting. It’s taking the mall jewelry store concept to a sophisticated new level,” said Bill Di Santo, president of Schiller Park, Ill.-based Englewood Construction.
The five new Michael Hill stores will be located in Chicago suburbs, including Bloomingdale, Niles, Norridge, Schaumburg and Vernon Hills. Work for the multi-store project has already begun and is slated for completion in mid-September. Serving as architect for all five stores was Norman, Okla.-based The McKinney Partnership.
In September, Englewood Construction will also begin work on a new Pei Wei Asian Diner, a P.F. Chang concept, in Willowbrook Town Center. The 3,201-sq.-ft. Willowbrook, Ill., location will be the third Pei Wei for the Chicago market, and is slated for completion in December. The Willowbrook Pei Wei restaurant was designed by Aria Group Architects, out of Oak Park, Ill.