In the middle of February 2018, the owners of Mad Anthony Brewing, a popular dining destination just south of downtown Fort Wayne, closed their doors to make some needed changes to the majority of the space.
When Blaine Stuckey and his Mad Anthony team started planning with Mosaic Building Solutions, they had some very specific updates along with another important request. It all had to be completed within 14 days. In order to avoid excessive loss of business and to help their staff avoid loss of wages, the restaurant could not be closed more than two weeks. This required a high-level of coordination between the Mosaic and Mad Anthony teams.
“This project was all about careful pre-construction and design preparation,” said Mosaic’s Steve Park. “There were many elements to this project that needed to be planned out very carefully ahead of time to ensure we made the best use of our construction time.”
The project involved tearing out the original kitchen, remodeling the bar area along with the seating around the bar, and replacing several raised floors. These tasks were difficult enough, but when considering the age of the facility and coordinating with city officials and the board of health, this effort required maximum cooperation from both Mosaic and Mad Anthony to remain as agile as possible when making adjustments during construction.
Park credits the project’s success to effective owner involvement from Mad Anthony, along with trust, confidence and communication from both parties.
Stuckey adds, “Collaboration is key in the brewing community and working with Mosaic has mirrored that. We’re proud to have been a part of the day to day progress and with what came out of the project.”