ICI Underway on new Concepts and Expansion for Two Restaurant Clients

May 2022

After two years of fluctuations and modifications to their businesses due to the pandemic, it appears restaurants are feeling hopeful about the prospects of 2022 and beyond. Although the industry is still experiencing hardships such as supply chain issues and staffing shortages, two of ICI’s prominent restaurant clients are emerging from the pandemic with new concepts and expansion.

Piccolo Buco by Cooper’s Hawk
ICI began our working relationship with Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants six years ago with their Oak Park, Illinois location. Since then, our partnership has evolved from general contractor to construction manager responsible for the new construction, expansion and renovation of more than 20 locations across the country.

Our newest undertaking with the restaurant group is “Piccolo Buco by Cooper’s Hawk.” Construction is currently underway and the 8,400 square foot interior build-out is scheduled to open in the first half of 2022 in Oak Brook Shopping Center in Oak Brook, Illinois. The concept was developed alongside Luca Issa, owner of the famed Piccolo Buco in Rome. The restaurant will feature Neapolitan pizza and classic Roman-style dishes; with many ingredients sourced from Italy.

For parent company Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, ICI is concurrently building new construction locations in Gurnee, Illinois and Gilbert, Arizona, as well as remodeling and expanding the restaurant group’s existing Kildeer, Illinois location in 2022.

Carve American Grille
ICI’s working relationship with Perry’s Restaurants developed in a manner similar to Cooper’s Hawk – our partnership began as a general contractor for an individual interior build-out of their Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille concept and grew into a construction manager arrangement responsible for new construction and remodels in multiple states.

Perry Restaurants’ latest portfolio addition is a second Carve American Grille location. ICI is building the reinvented American grille experience within an existing mid-rise, mixed-use development in Austin, Texas. The one-story build-out is comprised of 8,700 square feet of restaurant space with an adjacent 780 square foot patio.

Carve American Grille pays tribute to its parent company’s butcher shop beginning and incorporates hand craftsmanship into the dining experience. During construction, ICI will face multiple construction challenges including delivering mechanical and electrical systems sixty feet through shafts to the roof and installing new structural steel to accommodate sliding glass partitions around the entire perimeter of the restaurant.