REAL ESTATE

Englewood Construction completes Harry Carray complex in Chicago

BY Dan Berthiaume

Chicago – Englewood Construction ‘s food service and restaurant group has completed Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch and the Chicago Sports Museum in Chicago’s Water Tower Place. The national general contractor has also completed a Native Foods Café in Chicago’s Hyde Park and is working with Native Foods Café to roll out its concept nationally.

Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group hired Englewood to build a new complex that pays tribute to Harry Caray, the Chicago Cubs baseball broadcaster. The 22,928-sq.-ft. complex houses Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch, a restaurant serving American cuisine, and the new Chicago Sports Museum.

The destination, which opened April 2, combines dining, entertainment, private event venues and retail. Designed by the Chicago-based firms Barker/Nestor Architecture + Design and Ingrassia Design, the urban industrial aesthetic pays homage to Chicago’s historic Water Tower.

The dark wood walls of the 250-seat restaurant and bar are covered with photographs from Harry Caray’s private collection as well as authentic sports memorabilia. HDTVs throughout the space will be tuned to sports channels. Newly installed windows offer views of the city skyline to the north and the east.

In addition to this downtown Chicago destination, in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, Englewood recently completed an interior build-out for Native Foods Café. This is the fourth location in Chicago for the fast-casual vegan restaurant chain. Chicago-based Norr Illinois Inc. was the project architect.

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OPERATIONS

Survey: More adults report personal data theft

BY Dan Berthiaume

Washington, D.C. – A rising percentage of online U.S. adults report experiencing breaches of their personal data. According to newly released data from the Pew Research Center, 18% of online adults have had important personal information stolen, such as their Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account information.

That’s an increase from the 11% who reported personal information theft in July 2013. In addition, 21% of online adults said they had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over without their permission. The same number reported this experience in a July 2013 survey. Internet users have become more worried about the amount of personal information available about them online. Fifty percent reported this concern in January 2014, up from 33% in 2009.

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Save-A-Lot to support sales with new DC

BY Dan Berthiaume

St. Louis – Save-A-Lot will open a new 140,000-sq.-ft. food distribution center in Aurora, Colo., in June 2014. Save-A-Lot currently services its stores in this market out of the company’s distribution center located in Dallas.

Save-A-Lot says the addition of the new facility in Aurora will reduce transportation expenses, shorten delivery times and better position the company for future growth. Save-A-Lot currently operates more than 1,300 stores across 39 states. Currently, there are 15 Save-A-Lot stores in the Denver market. The new distribution center will help support the company’s growth plans in Denver and the surrounding states.

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