Foothills Commercial Builders Announces Grand Opening of Maria Empanada in Greenwood Village
Foothills Commercial Builders, Inc. (FCBI) celebrates its 30-year anniversary of delivering construction services. FCBI just completed construction of the second location for Maria Empanada in Greenwood Village, located at 8000 E. Belleview Avenue. Named one of the hottest new bakeries around the U.S. by Zagat, and featured on “Diners Drive Ins and Dives,” owner Lorena Cantarovici brings home made empanadas, tartas, Spanish tortillas and salsas to the Tech Center area.
FCBI converted a vacated self-serve frozen yogurt shop that they previously built for another tenant into the new Maria Empanada. The space resonates with a mid-century modern influence. In order to bring the 17-foot ceilings down to a more inviting scale, elegant wood “fins” or “ribs” hug the walls and surround the space The custom CNC'd wood ribs were designed by Cadence Design Studio with help from Marcel de Lange at 641 West Design. A team of talented wood workers at Growthring Innovations were responsible for the creation and installation of the piece. The wooden grid system takes full advantage of the wedge-shaped floor. The structure spans 17 feet of vaulted ceilings.
The new front customer counter features display cases and tile and all finishes have a theme reminiscent of Ms. Cantarovici fond memories of Argentina. The storefront has been modified to accept a new overhead door with better access to a relaxing patio with decorative railing.
About Foothills Commercial Builders
Founded in 1986, Foothills Commercial Builders is a full service general contractor specializing in new construction and tenant finish. Project expertise includes healthcare, retail, multi-use, education, offices, industrial, breweries and restaurants. More is available online at www.foothillsbuilders.com.