The Grilled Cheese Mania Restaurant Remodel is Finished! Open for Service!
Restaurant Remodel Project Details
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Project Timeline: Winter 2017-18
- Remodel of existing house to transform into the Grilled Cheese Mania Restaurant.
- Built a serving table counter in main part of restaurant.
- Installed new vinyl flooring in kitchen (see the colorful pattern below!)
- Installed new drywall for all walls.
- Re-framed/remodeled bathroom.
- Built a set of stairs and an accessibility ramp outside.
The Story Behind the Grilled Cheese Restaurant Remodel
Kathleen Mania Casey’s creative personality is brought to life in her dream vision of the Grilled Cheese Mania Restaurant! From 2012 she had been in the Harrisonburg area with the grilled cheese food truck with her business partners: friend, Ben and daughter, Emily. Grilled Cheese Mania had been in two different locations in Harrisonburg before the permanent restaurant location. Kathleen grew up in New Jersey and moved to Virginia in 2012. The name of the restaurant comes from her maiden name, Mania – Kathleen Mania-Casey, and after hearing a suggestion for “Grilled Cheese Mania” from a marketing expert, they knew that was the name!
Fun Facts About the Restaurant Remodel
A lot of the small details about the restaurant have a story behind them. Some of the cabinets and decorations are from Kathleen’s home in New Jersey. The E A T sign on the wall by the menu stands for the first letter of Ben’s daughters, Kathleen’s business partner. The beams under the wall table were saved when the bathroom was reframed. Rather than throwing them away, Kathleen wanted to refurbish them in the main dining/eating area. All of the sandwiches are named after Kathleen’s friends and family.
Create the Design You Love with Our Expert Building Team
We enjoyed seeing this project come to life. Every project is different, and each has it’s story. Make sure to choose a contractor who will be open to the creative needs your project may have. Here at Integrity, we specialize in helping our customers find the right fit for the project through creative design and innovative ideas. It’s so exciting to watch a vision be transformed into reality when it comes time for the building process! We’ll see you through each step of the way. Count on Integrity for your building needs.