Complex Construction of Italian Marketplace & Restaurants, Clean Room for Gelato Preparation and Greywater System
LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2018 – Clune Construction Company (Clune) is proud to have completed construction on Eataly L.A., a vibrant Italian marketplace designed by Studios Architecture, at the newly renovated Westfield Century City shopping mall in Los Angeles. This new location is Eataly’s first West Coast store, the fifth in the United States, and the 39th globally.
“Our team is excited to have played such a key role in creating Eataly’s first-ever West Coast location,” said Clune Construction Executive Managing Director, West Region President Bob Dahlstrom. “The project was very detailed and required precise coordination of many local construction trades, imported materials and client vendors directly from Italy. We would like to thank everyone who worked on the project and made it a success.”
The project included the construction of an expansive, three-story, 67,000-square-foot space for the new Eataly L.A. To complete the intensive LEED project, Clune constructed four restaurants, multiple kitchens, nine take-away food counters, a cooking school, retail space, and two chilled wine storage rooms.
Complex, Interconnected Spiral Staircases
Clune installed two interconnected spiral staircases to link three floors within the marketplace. Clune worked with an out-of-state manufacturer in Minnesota to fabricate the stairs, shipped them to Los Angeles in large pieces and then carefully installed them into the space with the use of a crane.
Installation of Commercial Greywater Reuse System
Clune installed the in-house greywater system designed to recycle water, significantly reducing the amount of drinkable water the store uses for flushing toilets and watering plants by up to 33%!
Unique Clean Room to Ensure Secure Preparation of Mozzarella and Gelato
The project included the construction of a clean room designated for the on-site preparation of gelato and mozzarella. The team installed customized pasteurizers to replicate the authentic taste of gelato and mozzarella from Italy. Clune coordinated with Eataly’s kitchen experts to create these rooms, both of which adhere to state regulations.
“Helping Eataly come to life in Los Angeles was truly a special experience,” said Clune Managing Director, General Superintendent West Region Peter Bahruth. “I couldn’t be more impressed with the way our team was able to collaborate with inspectors, client vendors, and subcontractors on a tight deadline and deliver an incredible experience that we can all be proud of and enjoy.”
“We had a very good experience working with Clune, and we are very proud of the final product,” said Alex Saper, COO and Partner of Eataly USA.
Clune is also currently working with Eataly on Terra, a special project located on the third floor. Eataly will be announcing more details on the project soon.
About Clune Construction Company
Clune Construction is a national general contractor with offices in Chicago; Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco, and Washington, DC. Today, they employ more than 500 employees and manage $920 million in commercial and mission-critical projects annually. Clune Construction believes the hallmark of their success is grounded in their dedication to consistently delivering their clients’ projects on time and under budget, with honesty, integrity, and a great deal of emphasis on client satisfaction. Learn more at www.clunegc.com.
Founded by Oscar Farinetti, Eataly is an artisanal Italian marketplace that features counters, restaurants, and a cooking school. The unique environment invites guests to “Eat, Shop, and Learn” about high-quality Italian food and drink as they taste dishes, find ingredients, and take classes. Since Oscar Farinetti first opened Eataly Torino in 2007, this philosophy has spread with more than 35 stores across the world, including the flagship NYC Flatiron (2010), Chicago (2013), NYC Downtown (2016), Boston (2016), and L.A. (2017).