Blanton Construction just completed this Popeyes restaurant in Granite City, IL. When Blanton crews left yesterday after the completion of the landscaping and any final walk-thru items, restaurant staff training was in process. The soft opening should be sometime next week with the official Grand Opening to follow. As you travel around the country, you may have noticed that the Popeyes brand is expanding. We were delighted to be chosen to build another store for them and it appears that the next Popeyes that Blanton will have the pleasure of building will be in O’Fallon, MO on Keeton Corporate Parkway. Best wishes to Popeyes for abundant success and we are grateful to have been chosen as your builder!
The new Popeyes in Granite City, IL will soon be complete. Soon the public will be able to start “loving that chicken from Popeyes” as the jingle goes. As I receive information regarding a soft opening and or Grand Opening, I will pass that along here on our website and on social media as well. We wouldn’t want anyone to have to wait a day longer than necessary to be able to get their hands on some of the delicious food that Popeyes serves.
Finding the solution to protect the health, wellness, and safety of the public as well as your employees is now on the top of every facility manger & business owners/ manager’s “To Do” list. COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the country and every business hoping to re-open their doors and keep them open will need to quickly implement PPS- people protection solutions.
The public has become hyperaware of every surface they may touch. Employees have increased expectations of their employers, to go “above & beyond” with safety measures so they can feel comfortable working with the public. A “quick fix” with plexi-glass at a cash register, pay station or registration desk in an office isn’t likely a long-term solution to the social distancing issue. The way we interact with people in a public setting has forever been changed. Social distancing, increased cleanliness & visible safety precautions showing consideration & care are essential in our new environment.
During our 50 years in business, we’ve worked for many well know brands such as QuikTrip, Mobil on the Run, Maggiano’s, White Castle, Walgreens, Westfield Shopping Towns, Saks Fifth Avenue, Fifth Third Bank, Midwest Bank Center and many, many more. In fact, a large percentage of our work has come from repeat business of very well-known brands. Why? Because of the level of ongoing support and advice we can offer to clients as their businesses evolve. Everyone’s business is going to change due to COVID-19 in some regard. What will your response be? What will it look like in terms of design, implementation, and functionality? You likely have many questions. We would like to help you devise the best solution for your business facility.
We think the lighting package on this new concept store for Oberweis, That Burger Joint and Woodgrain Pizzeria looks very nice. The center vertical section that you see in this photo changes periodically to promote all of the three different eateries. That along with the “up-lighting” and other accent lights really make this new concept store stand apart from other fast food and fast casual dining in the area. If you are near this new store which is on very near that is just to the south of Hwy 70 on Hwy K in O’Fallon, Missouri, we hope that you will check out this new look for yourself. Stay tuned as we should learn next week what the plan is for opening during the COVID-19 virus and all of the regulations that are currently in place.
This is the new concept store that Blanton Construction is building for Oberweis Dairy, That Burger Joint and Woodgrain Neapolitan Pizzeria on Hwy. K in O’Fallon, MO. As you can see, it is very close to completion. The parking lot is now finished and by the end of the week the landscaping will be installed. We are so pleased to have been selected for this new concept store and hope that it will be wildly successful! Yes, everyone is currently operating in an environment where people cannot go to restaurants due to the COVID-19 virus, & instead can only do curbside pick-up or drive-thru, however we hope that will change within the next few weeks so that this awesome new store can have a real Grand Opening! Once it’s safe to get out and about and enter stores & dine in restaurants like we once did, our hope is that everyone will be eager to get out of their homes & will stop to check out these three food service providers all under the same roof! Thank you again Oberweis Dairy for choosing Blanton Construction to roll out this new concept in stores! We wish you abundant success!
We at Blanton Construction have always taken the safety on our jobsites seriously, but now during the threat of the COVID-19 crisis we are even more mindful of the safety of our sites and the wellness of our employees. All of our employees are extremely committed to the safety of the jobsite and the health and safety of each other.
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.