Posted: May 8, 2019 | Projects
Having grown up on Sicilian food, Gianni and Lisa Licari decided to take a chance on Gianni’s mother’s secret recipes and open their own Sicilian restaurant. With both of their grandparents from the same small town in Sicily, Italian food was literally in their bloodline. They left their corporate careers and opened Licari’s Sicilian Pizza Kitchen at Knapp’s Corner in 2012.
Photo Courtesy of C.D. Barnes Construction
By 2016, the restaurant had won the prestigious MLive’s 2016 Michigan’s Best Pizza Award. By the fall of 2017, Gianni and Lisa felt it was time to open a second location that provided more room for special events at the corner of 36th Avenue and Baldwin Street in Hudsonville.
Being the larger location of the two, the new restaurant features an outdoor patio, polished concrete floors, a combination of rustic and contemporary light fixtures, and wood accents that complement the light-colored walls and tiled backsplashes.
Two solid maple, custom built accents catch your eye as soon as you enter the door of the restaurant: a rolling barn-style door that separates a private dining area from the rest of the dining room and a smooth-as-glass, high-gloss epoxy resin finished bar top.
The foundation is cast-in-place, slab-on-grade, the exterior walls are EIFS over brick, and interior walls are wood frame. Floors are finished concrete and the roof is a membrane system.
Licari’s of Hudsonville is airy, easy-going, and the spin on the Sicilian food is as delicious as the atmosphere. The space’s modern, industrial charm is reminiscent of an old Sicilian world, known for its fresh, bittersweet and Mediterranean flavors.
General Contractor & Cost Estimator
C.D. Barnes Construction
3437 Eastern Avenue, S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Architect & Civil Engineer
1811 4 Mile Road, N.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 19525
JDH Structural Engineering
3000 Ivanrest Avenue, S.W.
Grandville, MI 49418
3620 Busch Drive, S.W.
Granville, MI 49418
2945 Hillcroft Avenue, S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Swanson Electrical Services
1511 10 Mile Road, N.W.
Sparta, MI 49345
GNL Ventures, LLC
3627 Baldwin Street
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Date Bid: Sep 2017
Construction Period: Oct 2017 to May 2018
Total Square Feet: 3,975
Site: 2.13 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 3,975; total, 3,975 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 12’2”; total, 20’10”.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: Brick, EIFS.
Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall.