Buffalo, New York
7,680 sq. ft.
137 days from start to completion
We know everyone loves going to Olive Garden for the pasta and breadsticks, but we hope they also notice the well-built construction at this location.
This project began with a total site demolition, so the Herd brought down the old building and foundations. After that, we ripped up the existing storm drainage, asphalt and concrete. When we were finally down to a bare site, we moved forward with the new construction.
The building started with a wood frame structure and open web trusses. To that, we attached an exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS) with Coronado Stone veneer to achieve a more modern take on the rustic Italian villa. One smart addition was installing heated tape inside the concrete sidewalks to prevent water from freezing during the harsh, Buffalo winters. We’re sure their patrons will appreciate not having to navigate ice hazards.
We think the star of the show, though, is the interior. It’s a slightly more updated version of the chain’s usual casual Italian theme, but still feels like a cozy spot for a warm meal. And we’ve gotta admit, that wine display is really eye catching. Salute!