We are so pleased to be building again for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Before too long people in Granite City will be able to enjoy the ultra popular Popeyes Spicy Chicken Sandwich, which just last year was selling out on an almost daily basis. The address for this new location is 3304 Nameoki Rd, Granite City, IL in case you live nearby or travel through Granite City, please watch our progress!
Generally speaking, only people in the construction industry read their copy of Construction News Review (The CNR) with regularity but we are so thrilled that the CNR chose to cover our work at T-Rex Geospatial Space in the Historic Lammert Building in downtown St. Louis, MO. This completely wood-framed building is more than 120 years old and had fallen into disrepair and it was questionable if anyone would ever see the great value that it held in history to the City and to find someone willing to take a chance on the project. Blanton Construction was thrilled to be chosen as the contractor for the this work that was imagined and designed by Remiger Design. Blanton has worked in this building before just a couple of years ago, at that time on the 6th floor and this photo shows the work we just wrapped up on the 4th floor. For those of us at Blanton it was great to see the former beauty of this building restored. The gorgeous wood ceilings and wooden support beams were brought back to life to live again, but this time inside of a modern architectural design. It was the “ultimate in recycling” as we tore off old drywall and found the beauty within and brought it to life. You can read the full article by copying this link into your browser https://stlouiscnr.com/remiger-design-blanton-construction-partner-on-t-rex-geospatial-space-in-lammert-building/
At Blanton Construction we don’t just build buildings. We build relationships. We strive to be helpful to our client from idea inception and our first discovery meetings about a proposed project through the completion of the building and even beyond that. We want to be a trusted partner to our client. So it only makes sense that as the new Oberweis Concept store on Hwy K in O’Fallon, MO progresses that we get involved on behalf of our client and help to recruit applicants to work at this new store. Therefore, Ben F. Blanton Construction is proud announce that Oberweis, That Burger Joint & Woodgrain Neapolitan Pizzeria is looking for employees for this new store. Are you interested in working there or know someone who might be interested? If so, the please connect with Oberweis at OberweisJobs.com
Blanton Construction is very happy to announce that we were selected to do the renovation work on the NCG Theatre located in Alton, IL at the Alton Square Mall. This is what’s called a “full gut remodel” and we just began the demolition phase this week. It’s going to look amazing when complete and provide a superior movie viewing experience as well as an upgraded food & beverage service area because what’s an awesome movie without delicious snacks? Please check back from time to time in order to see various stages of the construction process.
I had promised more photos as the floor received the final artistic work and then coated and sealed with a very high gloss finish. We think this floor finish compliments the historic beams & other reclaimed wood in this building, adding a very modern flair to the 4th floor at T-Rex. Blanton Construction has very much enjoyed being part of this project in what we still refer to as “the ultimate in recycling”. The gorgeous wood shown here has been restored to its former glory and now lives again in this project. We hope this space brings functionality and beauty to all who work here for years to come.
From uncovering the beautiful wooden ceilings, beams and support boasts to installing all of the modern glass elements and lighting, this project has been a feast for the eyes. The quality of the wood in the ceilings and other wood work that had been covered under layers of paint and drywall, receiving new life has been the “ultimate recycling project”. The vision of the architectural design firm adding all of the glass and other modern elements really makes for the perfect blend of old and new in this space. We think the client and all those who visit T-Rex are really going to enjoy this space and we are very happy about that. In this particular photo it’s hard to believe that the shine on the floor is only the first coat and the floor is going to look even better when completed! Be sure to check back soon to see this project after all of the fixtures have been installed. We think it’s going to be awesome!
The “World’s Largest White Castle” is now officially open near Scottsdale, AZ. The Grand Opening was packed as you can see here and at one point White Castle was forced to implement a “60-slider limit” on customers after several customers had ordered burgers “hundreds at a time”, as was reported by ABC Channel 15 in AZ. Thank you White Castle for letting us continue our long tradition of building restaurants for you and we are honored to be part of making history with you! This particular White Castle is 4,589 square feet and at this point is the World’s Largest ever White Castle and the ONLY White Castle in the state of Arizona. If the popularity of this location is any indication of how much folks in AZ love sliders, we may need to build more White Castles soon so that people can continue to “feed their Crave”!
This is a rendering of what the new concept for Oberweis will look like when it opens in O’Fallon, MO. In the St. Louis, MO metro area we are pretty familiar with and love the Oberweis Dairy with its great selection of ice cream and milk products, however this new concept from Oberweis includes burgers and pizza as well! Yes, the new Oberweis location in O’Fallon, MO will feature not only the wildly popular Oberweis Dairy but also will have options for the burger and pizza lover as well. As you will not on this artist rendering, this new location features “That Burger Joint” and “Woodgrain Pizza” as well. The location is very convenient to the intersection of Mexico Rd. and Highway K and it’s less than two miles from the intersection of Hwy K and Interstate 70. Blanton Construction is very pleased to be building this new concept for Oberweis and we look forward to posting progress photos along the way.
White Castle is now in Scottsdale, AZ! Blanton Construction is wrapping up the first White Castle to be built in Arizona and the Grand Opening is slated for October the 23rd, 2019. You’ll notice by the photo that this White Castle looks a lot different from what we are accustomed to in the Midwest, but it looks great in the desert surroundings and we hope that it will be hugely successful for the owners. Take a look at the new White Castle built by Blanton Construction in Scottsdale, AZ. Does your business have a new concept to be built? Call us, we can help!
The Grand Re-Opening of the QuikTrip located at the intersection of Hwy 70 and Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters, MO opened this morning (7-25-19) at 5am. This was a full “scrape and rebuild” project, which required us to remove all of the old fuel tanks and lines and demolish the store and other existing structures and build everything new. People who frequent this particular QuikTrip often will be very pleased to find a bigger store with a greater variety of products and the very popular QT Kitchen. There still are separate entrances and cashiers for the semi-truck diesel fuel patrons and the automotive fuel customers and with the new counter configuration, you should find your time in line waiting in line to be less.