Larson Building Takes On Unique Commercial Construction Project

Larson Building is helping a local businesswoman fulfill her dream of owning a wine bar in historic downtown Buffalo, Minnesota.  “This isn’t a typical commercial construction project for us, but we took it on to help Kristi bring Evelyn’s Wine Bar to Buffalo.  It is important to us that we help build our community.  We moved our own office downtown and we want to help others do the same,” said Andy Larson, owner of Larson Building.

Larson Building Converts Old Building Into Evelyn’s Wine Bar

The project is unique because the building is old and not currently a restaurant.  So, Larson Building hired Inside Outside Architecture, Inc. to redesign the building to accommodate a new kitchen and bar.  In addition, a second bathroom will be added downstairs to comply with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Local Experts Hired To Fulfill Commercial Construction Requirements

Local businesses are providing construction expertise, including Tom and Jeff Biggerstaff of Bigg’s & Co.  Tom is building a one-of-a-kind, custom bar using reclaimed wood.  His brother Jeff will paint original art work for the interior walls. In addition to Bigg’s & Co., Larson Building hired Lobergs Electric, Mike Mutterer Construction, Monticello Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, and Twin Cities West Flooring.

“The support for this project is tremendous,” according to Kristi Paul, owner of Evelyn’s Wine Bar.  “Larson Building has brought together a very talented group to build Evelyn’s.  This building has been a real challenge from a construction standpoint.  But, everyone I’ve worked with has been incredibly patient and very creative.  They’ve kept my budget in mind, while resolving a number of unexpected complications.”

Evelyn’s Wine Bar will open mid-August.