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Chicago’s first Culver’s Opens in Bronzeville

Chicago’s first Culver’s Opens in Bronzeville

January 23 marked the official grand opening of the first Culver’s restaurant in the City of Chicago.

Nearly 100 Chicago dignitaries and Culvers associates attended the Grand Opening ceremony and ribbon cutting.

Bronzeville franchise owner, Baron Waller; Alderman Sophia King; Kelly Powers Baria of Powers & Sons Construction; Gordon Ziegenhagen of Draper and Kramer; Joe Koss, CEO of Culver’s; and Craig Culver, Founder, gave rousing speeches about their Culver’s experiences.

Baron Waller, owner of Culver’s Bronzeville, spoke of his first experience at Culver’s and how he wanted to bring a restaurant so close to him and his family back to where he grew up.

Powers & Sons was the General Contractor for this 4,300 SF project, located at 3355 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The project is part of the Lake Meadows Retail Center development.  This is the second Culver’s location Powers & Sons has built.

Glenn Miles- Project Executive, Robert Kennedy- Project Manager, and Kevin Milletary – Superintendent, served as the project team.

Powers & Sons is honored to have worked with Culver’s, Draper & Kramer, and the City of Chicago on such an exciting project.



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