The Mazzei Group Construction was selected and accepted the invitation to build out a restaurant in four days by the Discovery Channel for their new construction makeover series.
The one hour prime time docu series uses their construction know-how to not only rescue restaurateurs and save small business owners from stalled renovation projects, but to help give local businesses that are at the heart of their communities a pick-me-up! Whether establishments need to be redesigned for functionality or rescued from disaster, the ultimate goal is to improve local businesses and the communities in which they live.
The Mazzei Group Construction goal was to rescue a Downtown Staten Island restaurant from a construction nightmare. Endless delays and poor contracting left the owners desperate and out of cash. Piles of garbage and poor construction required a total makeover.
Ettore was chosen for two reasons, his expertise in the construction business and his 30 years experience building renovating & operating restaurants, catering halls & hotels.
Day 4. Friday 2/19. 10am. The custom Corian bar arrived and was set in place by CD Fabricators. Immediately following, the floor behind the bar was waterproofed and tiled with a gray quarry. Bathrooms were tiled with quick set mastic and toilets and vanities installed late afternoon. On the exterior the skakelite skin was completed and the finishing design was started. The 5 x 12 sheets of Skatelite was cut into 10” strips and secured to the building using hat furring channel and stainless screws in a riveted pattern. The logo was etched in the Skatelite. Early morning the awning arrives and exterior lights are installed. On the interior carpenters electricians & finishes work through the night. LED’s were installed at the base of the bar, on the center column and around the skylight. Two chandeliers were installed and high hats complete. The lutron lighting system, outlets and dimmer switches were completed. The back bar niches were wallpapered and glass shelves installed. Sinks, Ice bins and under the counter refrigeration were set in place and piped. Early morning doors & trim was completed. Albert Martin Interiors delivered the banquettes & curtains and they were installed. Clean up began and the restaurant was ready for the 3pm reveal to its owners.
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