Dinosaur Bar-B-Que – Restaurant Construction
|Project Name and Location:||Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
|Client:||Dinosaur Restaurants, LLC|
|Type of Contract:||Total Building Renovation|
|Project Description:||Complete renovation of an abandoned building in downtown Troy, including major structural changes. Structural modifications included the addition of large roof gables, structural reinforcement for heavy smokers in the kitchen area, and a new timber framed entry canopy.
The entire interior of the restaurant was remodeled, new windows were installed throughout, and the kitchen expanded.
The exterior of the building and all of the interior public areas of the restaurant were completely redesigned, using reclaimed materials in keeping with the Dinosaur theme of a converted barn.
11,000 square feet with seating for 400.
|Project Feedback:||Jack Baum, the project designer from Tree House Design, explains, “F. H. Alexander was very accommodating and very well organized.”
“The project was a little out of the ordinary; part of the scope is imperfection and disorder. The design concept was to create an environment that has an inherent history, with a well established look like there has been years of use with all the modern technological conveniences. We were creating character and atmosphere rather like a stage set. FHA quickly understood what we were looking for and did a very good job overall from a design point of view. If I have other projects upstate, I will seek them out and would like to work with them again.”
John Stage, the founder of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, notes, “The people at F. H. Alexander are great guys. Their work was timely, they were flexible and very easy to work with – and they got the job done on time.”
Andrew Moger, the project manager from BCD, adds, “It was a pleasure working with Frank, John and Mike. Everything went very smoothly. They were very accommodating to client needs. They were transparent in all respects, including pricing and challenges in the field. They always handled any challenge with a smile. The whole project, from bid through punch list, was dealt with professionally. I had strong confidence that they could handle issues.”