OWNER: Eataly USA
LEAD DESIGN FIRM: Gensler
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Structure Tone Southwest
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Walter P Moore
MEP ENGINEER: Glumac
FOOD SERVICE: Texas Metal Equipment
LIGHTING DESIGN: Bliss Flasman
SUBCONTRACTORS: Advanced Environmental Concepts Inc.; Advanced Gourmet Equipment & Design LLC; Ambius; American Fire Protection Group Inc.; American Terrazzo Co.; B&B Glass Inc.; Beco Metal Works Co.; CEC Facilities Group LLC; Central Hardwood Flooring; Cherry Coatings; Commercial Hardware Inc.; Costa Group SRL; D10 Specialties LLC; Dallas Metal Fabricators Inc.; EMI Industries LLC; Facility Solutions Group; HCS Construction Specialties LLC; Italinteriors Contract Inc.; J Mor Machinery Movers Inc.; Johnson Controls Fire Protection LP; Keeland & Co. Painting LLC; KPost Co.; Lasco Acoustics and Drywall Inc.; LCR Contractors LLC; LISART SRL; PDV Associates Inc.; ShadeFLA Inc.; Sigma Marble & Granite Inc.; Southwest Progressive Enterprises; Spectra Contract Flooring; Storage Equipment Co.; TDIndustries; Texas Metal Equipment Co.; Trillium Construction Co.; Venture Mechanical Inc.
As a three-story market and restaurant with 13 venues for culinary shopping and gourmet dining, the $19.5-million Eataly Dallas location was designed with high-end finishes from around the world to create the feel of an Italian marketplace. The space includes items such as a Spanish bread oven, Italian millwork, wood-fired pizza ovens with custom gold mosaic tiles and terrazzo flooring.
But with the project breaking ground at the start of 2020 and 40% of materials coming from Europe, the project team had to work around COVID-19 travel restrictions that complicated sourcing and manufacturing.
The team worked diligently to have all items delivered before Italy shut down because of the global pandemic.
Photo courtesy of Eataly
By researching essential equipment that qualified for special travel exemptions, the Structure Tone team was able to get European millworkers and manufacturers to the U.S. in time for their scheduled site visits in June and July 2020.