SOURCE: Encore Construction, Inc.

February 28, 2008 11:48 ET

Au Bon Pain Awards Encore Pittsburgh Projects

Encore Construction Begins Work on Two New Au Bon Pain Locations in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - February 28, 2008) - The international café franchise Au Bon Pain, headquartered in Boston, MA, has recently contracted Encore Construction, Inc., an Annapolis, MD-based general contractor specializing in restaurant construction, to build its two newest full-service cafés in Pittsburgh, PA. Currently, Au Bon Pain has nine café locations in Pittsburgh.

"As an experienced restaurant contractor, Encore takes a pro-active, no-nonsense approach to the projects they build. Their team has an ability to throw their arms around a seemingly complicated and endless process and organize it with a certain ease. These are difficult projects, so Encore's capabilities and experience makes them the logical choice for our expansion in the Pittsburgh market," said Mario DeAngelis, Director of Construction at Au Bon Pain.

The first location is in Gulf Tower at 707 Grant Street. When completed, the 3,549 sq. ft. renovated space will allow for a dining capacity of 111 people. Form Architectural Group of Kittanning, PA provided the design for the new café's space. Additional project team members include MEP H.F. Lenz Company of Pittsburgh, PA.

The second of the two new Au Bon Pain Pittsburgh locations is in Dominion Tower at 625 Liberty Ave. The architect, Millennium Design Associates, Inc. of Braintree, MA, has previously completed over a dozen project designs for Au Bon Pain.

"We are excited about the opportunity to continue our relationship with Au Bon Pain. We have already started on an aggressive schedule to complete the café in Gulf Tower in 10 weeks and have plans to start the construction of the Dominion Tower café on February 15," said Troy Hvizda, Project Manager.

Encore Construction recently completed a location for Au Bon Pain in Washington, D.C.

Encore Construction, Inc. is an Annapolis-based general contracting company specializing in retail, restaurant, corporate office space, and small base-building construction. With jobs completed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, the team of professionals at Encore Construction is dedicated to bringing the best service and superior results to your next project. For more information, visit or call John Klakamp at 410-573-5050.

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