Now 6 months since opening in July 2018, Spirited success is great to see in DTSB.
Premier 1 Construction served as the General Contractor for Spirited Cocktail Bar.
A fun, casual cocktail bar in the heart of downtown South Bend, IN, Spirited opened in July 2018 and serves dinner, cocktails, snacks and spirits.
105 E Jefferson Blvd Suite 100 — South Bend, IN — 574-406-6946https://www.spiritedsouthbend.com/
Remodel for Lighthouse Autism Center in Granger, Indiana
Premier 1 Construction completed in early 2019 the Interior Remodel for the new Lighthouse Autism Center, a sixth location for the company, in Granger, Indiana. The new center serves children with autism in the Granger area.
Premier 1 Construction’s North Woods Village Memory Care Assisted Living Kalamazoo MI.
City Wide Liquor Remodel Project
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Summer 2018 Progress on The North Woods Village in Kalamazoo — the largest project of Premier 1 Construction to date.
The drier weather of summer 2018 after a rainy springtime earlier this year has secured strong progress for the new construction project that is being called the new standard in memory care — North Woods Village in Kalamazoo, Michigan, which broke ground on September 14, 2017.
The construction project uses a 7.5 acre site and will boast a state-of-the-art residential care facility for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory loss issues. (www.northwoodsmemorycare.com)
The project includes access to a 10,000 square-foot central courtyard allowing residents who live in one of the three building “neighborhoods” to visit others in a safe environment.
The North Woods Village in Kalamazoo is the largest project of Premier 1 Construction to date. For Premier 1 Construction president and owner Al Lusk, this is his third project he has managed for the North Woods Village owner.
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Premier 1 Construction Project Repurposing Historic Building
The J.C. Lauber building in South Bend has been sold to local developer Frank Perri, who plans to repurpose the former sheet metal shop as a restaurant and retail spot. City Wide Liquors will fill the retail portion of the building in fall 2018.
SOUTH BEND — City Wide Liquors will fill the retail portion of the J.C. Lauber building in the East Bank neighborhood to help complete a long-anticipated plan for the redevelopment of the historic building.
According to City Wide Liquors owner Errol Rousseve, he and building owner Frank Perri have been in discussion about the move since the beginning of 2018, and now, the transition has come to fruition. Pending a liquor license transition, City Wide will fill the eastern portion of the building at 504 East Lasalle Avenue in the fall and plans to close its current downtown South Bend location at 109 East Jefferson Boulevard on Saturday.
Perri thought it was a natural move to have a liquor store next to what he plans to be a restaurant.
In 2016, Perri purchased the historic spot that once served as the late-1800s J.C. Lauber Sheet Metal Co. The company provided sheet metal and roofing services to customers in the South Bend area for more than 100 years, according to the Indiana Historical Society, but ceased operations in 2015. Perri told the Tribune in December 2017 of his plans to tear down a portion of the J.C. Lauber structure, shrinking the 13,440-square-foot building to about 8,300 square feet. Inside, Perri said the building would house a restaurant and retail space and now, the retail tenant has been decided.
“There is a lot of work to do,” Rousseve said. “This is our last week with our doors open (at the Jefferson location) so everything is 20 percent off and we are just going to take some time to get the new store built out.”
By Al Jones
KALAMAZOO, MI – A state-of-the-art residential care facility for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory loss issues is under construction at 6203 Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo.
The $8 million project, which is being called North Woods Village, will utilize a 7.5-acre site that had been home to Sherwood Place Senior Care Services. The building used by that business was demolished several years ago.
North Woods Village will be the first Michigan location for True North Group LLC, an Indiana-based owner of two other assisted-living residential facilities.
Work on the new building began a few weeks ago and a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new project was scheduled for 3:30 pm. Thursday, Sept. 14.
“It’s for residents with Alzheimer’s, dementia or any other brain impairment,” explained Dane Slabaugh, principal owner of True North Group.
The 45,000-square-foot facility will be capable of housing at least 61 residents. It is expected to be open and ready for occupancy by early fall of 2018, Slabaugh said.
It will have three “neighborhoods” that will all have access to a 10,000-square-foot central courtyard. That will allow residents who live in one neighborhood to visit others in a safe environment.
The neighborhoods will be distinguished by such things as color schemes and carpeting, Slabaugh said. Corridors will be designed to give staff members greater lines of sight to watch over residents.
A staff of about 80 people will work with residents.
“We have directors of nursing, nurses, certified nurse assistants and an executive director who oversees all that,” Slabaugh said.
The facility will also be staffed by a director of marketing, a director of maintenance and a director of dining services, he said.
Each neighborhood will have its own living room, sun room and dining room.
“We do all of our meals in-house, only the highest quality of food products, because this is what they look forward to,” he said.
Asked about the market for such care, Slabaugh said, “By the year 2030, memory issues are expected to compromise 20 percent of the state’s population.”
The number of Michigan residents over 65 who suffer with Alzheimer’s or dementia is expected to grow by 22 percent by 2025, to include 220,000 people, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Slabaugh said that over the last 20 years, he has spent time in southwest Michigan recreationally (including skiing at Timber Ridge and visiting downtown Kalamazoo) and on business (he is the past owner of Harbor Isle Marina in St. Joseph).
In the hunt for a new location, he said, “We looked at Grand Rapids. Kalamazoo is just a nice city to be in.”
“Kalamazoo is a really nice community,” he said. “I love the town. … It has a need for our kind of product and our market studies verified that that was a good place for us to go, based on need.”
He said he decided to build unique assisted-living communities for people with memory disorders in 2007. That was after his grandmother and then his mother suffered with Alzheimer’s.
“There weren’t communities designed for that particular targeted care – with programming specifically for Alzheimer’s,” he said.
Slabaugh said the location in Oshtemo Township will be larger than the one he opened four years ago in Mishawaka, Ind., and another he opened two years ago in Fort Wayne, Ind. Each of those is about 38,000 square feet and can accommodate about 54 patients.
About the Stadium Drive location’s history as a place for a nursing home, Slabaugh said, “We didn’t purchase the site based on that – that it was a nursing facility. We based it on the population in that particular area and its easy access for people to come and see their loved one.”
He said it is well located for those who work or live in Greater Kalamazoo to visit loved ones on a lunch break, while traveling to or from work, or on weekends.