Project: Olive Garden
Location: Danvers, MA
Project Type: Retail & Hospitality
Owner: Darden Restaurants, Inc.
The new Olive Garden in Danvers marks the beginning of Aberthaw’s relationship with Darden, another nationally recognized addition to our lengthy list of retail and hospitality clients. This project was built during an unseasonably harsh New England winter, which featured record snowfalls and below-average temperatures that resulted in frozen soil conditions well below traditional frost lines. Despite the severe weather conditions causing unforeseen delays in the completion of framing, envelope and roof construction, this project achieved its original Grand Opening date. Olive Garden is designed to mimic the traditional Tuscan cottage, whose architectural rooflines provide a unique opportunity to conceal rooftop equipment inside a large void known as the “bathtub.” Finer finish elements and strict attention to detail are evident throughout the interior and exterior of Olive Garden.