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Englewood Construction completes Harry Carray complex in Chicago


Chicago - Englewood Construction ‘s food service and restaurant group has completed Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch and the Chicago Sports Museum in Chicago’s Water Tower Place. The national general contractor has also completed a Native Foods Café in Chicago’s Hyde Park and is working with Native Foods Café to roll out its concept nationally.

Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group hired Englewood to build a new complex that pays tribute to Harry Caray, the Chicago Cubs baseball broadcaster. The 22,928-sq.-ft. complex houses Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch, a restaurant serving American cuisine, and the new Chicago Sports Museum.

The destination, which opened April 2, combines dining, entertainment, private event venues and retail. Designed by the Chicago-based firms Barker/Nestor Architecture + Design and Ingrassia Design, the urban industrial aesthetic pays homage to Chicago’s historic Water Tower.

The dark wood walls of the 250-seat restaurant and bar are covered with photographs from Harry Caray’s private collection as well as authentic sports memorabilia. HDTVs throughout the space will be tuned to sports channels. Newly installed windows offer views of the city skyline to the north and the east.

In addition to this downtown Chicago destination, in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, Englewood recently completed an interior build-out for Native Foods Café. This is the fourth location in Chicago for the fast-casual vegan restaurant chain. Chicago-based Norr Illinois Inc. was the project architect.

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