When it came to time renovate space for a new Lou Malnati’s West Loop location, the Malnati Organization hired Focus as general contractor. This prime location is located along Chicago’s new Restaurant Row. While the space was previously used as a restaurant, Malnati’s elected to make significant changes, including expanding the first-floor kitchen and constructing second-floor dining space, an area that had been previously underutilized. When renovating the second floor, our team discovered bow trusses and brick hidden behind drywall. Exposing these elements and refinishing them created a unique space that reflects the vibe of this unique neighborhood. The entire project was completed on a tight timeline, in just a few weeks.