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NOW OPEN: Newk’s Eatery at Annapolis Towne Centre

NOW OPEN: This Newk’s Eatery restaurant at Annapolis Towne Centre started over a year ago with Encore assisting the owner with lease negotiations and pre-lease budgeting. Before you sign a lease, contact Encore. We can help to identify your risks, control your costs, and avoid surprises prior to the lease execution and design commencement.

Restaurant Construction: Tips to Prevent Surprises from the Start

There is always room for error during a restaurant construction project, but there are certain steps you can take to prevent surprises. First and most important, assemble a team of talented and trustworthy professionals. The core team members you want to have in place are typically your broker, attorney, architect, and contractor. A good way

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Is it Possible to Eliminate a Change Order?

In today’s economy, construction budgets for projects of all types are tight. More than ever, the Encore Construction team hears owners expressing their concerns regarding change orders and cost overruns. Read on to learn more about change orders, how and why changes occur, and some ways to manage or even eliminate them altogether.

Get Your Restaurant Project Started on the Right Track

Even before signing a lease, restaurant projects involve many moving parts.  Before you sign a lease, try to involve the entire project team. Team members may include but are not limited to, your broker, architect, and general contractor. By focusing on how the team can work together, the wide range of duties and responsibilities can

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The Answers to 3 Common Commercial Remodeling Questions

When business owners and restaurateurs decide to tackle a commercial remodel, they often have many questions. A commercial remodel is a large endeavor, after all, and it can seem like a daunting task to business owners choosing to remodel for the first time. Encore Construction is an experienced general contractor and restaurant construction contractor, and

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Hiring a General Contractor in Washington, DC

Are you in the process of interviewing general contractors for your next restaurant construction or commercial building project? With so many options in the Baltimore, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia area, it’s important to choose the right candidate. Read on to discover five questions to ask the potential candidates.

Encore Completes Interior Renovation for McDonald’s Timonium

Encore Construction has completed its third interior renovation as part of the McDonald’s refresh program. The work at the Timonium location included a complete demo and rebuild of the space, including the addition of new POS kiosks. The project was completed on an accelerated schedule in three weeks. Are you interested in renovating the interior

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The Owner’s Advocate – Qualities to Look for in a General Contractor

At Encore Construction, we believe that restaurant owners, both corporate and independent, are looking for their general contractor to be their partner. Restaurant construction is a complex process that requires both artistry and acute problem-solving skills. The ability of a general contractor to work with stakeholders as a team and their ability to resolve challenges

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Restaurant Construction: How Smart Planning Adds Up

Restaurant general contractors are often asked, “How much does it cost per square foot to build a restaurant?” While the answer depends on a variety of factors, the ultimate cost depends heavily on a strong understanding of your lease, good communication, due diligence, and proper planning.  Here are some quick tips on lease negotiation and

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