R.D. Olson Construction to Renovate Two LAX Restaurants
August 15, 2012
IRVINE, Calif. — In the wake of completing three restaurants in Terminals C and 8 at Los Angeles International Airport, R.D. Olson Construction has been awarded the contract to build two new restaurants in Terminals 4 and 7.
Taking concessions to the next level, R.D. Olson has commenced construction of the B Grill by BOA Steakhouse and Homeboy Bakery & Café, calling for a complete rebuild. This construction is an integral part of the Los Angeles International Airport modernization project. These eateries will also bring the local L.A. flavors to travelers around the globe.
Located at the entrance to Terminal 4, Homeboy Bakery and Café will be a 1,135-square foot restaurant that emulates its original restaurant in Los Angeles, known for its successful contributions of gang intervention via job training for at-risk youth. The restaurant will serve sandwiches, subs, pizza and baked goods. In true eclectic fashion, the restaurant will have original hand painted murals on the ceiling and walls by local Angeleno artists. Stainless steel cladding and aluminum plating will give the space a modern industrial vibe.
The B Grill by BOA Steakhouse, a version of the hip L.A. favorite, will be a 3,400-square-foot restaurant in Terminal 7 with a seating capacity of 118. It will offer steakhouse-style dining in a contemporary setting with lavish high-end finishes that include metal and wood wall paneling, stone countertops and ceramic tile flooring.
Both restaurants are owned and managed by Areas USA and designed by Los Angeles-based Corsini Stark Architects. Construction is slated to be completed by the end of the year. The project cost for the two totals $2.56 million.
R.D. Olson Construction was founded in 1979. It has grown into one of the top 50 general contracting firms in California. It is a premier hotel builder, with its signature on such establishments as the 174-room Renaissance ClubSport in Aliso Viejo; AVIA Hotel Long Beach; Marriott Newport Coast Villas, Newport Beach; Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Resort, Ojai; Residence Inn by Marriott, San Juan Capistrano; Courtyard by Marriott Maui, Hawaii; and four Marriott Residence Inns in Long Beach, Burbank, Oceanside and Irvine. Renovations include the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles; Ritz Carlton Spa, Marina del Rey; Westin Gaslamp Quarter Hotel, San Diego; and Four Seasons Los Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The company’s most recent completions include renovating the 19-story Hotel Palomar, Westwood; Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove: and Pavilion Hotel, Catalina Island. The company also has completed more than 300 restaurants nationwide for such premiere brands as Morton’s the Steakhouse, Benihana, McCormick & Schmick’s, and Mexi-Grill Enterprises Inc. Projects in the works include construction of Courtyard by Marriott, San Jose; and Courtyard by Marriott in Goleta.