Retail and Restaurant

Retail and Restaurant project

Retail and Restaurant

Pray Construction made its start in the world of retail and restaurant construction. In the mid-1980s, Kay Jewelers chose Pray Construction as a partner and together we opened roughly 200 stores in 26 states across the country. For the next ten years, we built for Kay Jewelers from the East Coast to California. This work started in the Town Center Mall where we also worked for Steak Escape, Chili’s and Everything Yogurt.  In the early to mid-1990s McDonald’s partnered with Pray Construction to build indoor playground facilities called Leaps and Bounds in Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Ohio locations. This work was followed by high end retail shops, starting with the Greenbrier Hotel where we built the Polo Ralph Lauren store and a few others. The relationship with Polo Ralph Lauren blossomed and Pray built their new stores in resorts around America, including Oklahoma, Palm Springs, Miami Beach and the Broadmoor in Colorado. For nearly 20 years Pray Construction partnered with Petroleum Products and their One Stop gas stations and stores. Our strong relationship with the owners continues though they sold their businesses in 2014.

retail and restaurant project, Ember Restaurant Snowshoe, WV

Size 4,400 SF

Owner/Customer
Brain Ball

Ember Restaurant

Snowshoe, WV

Pray Construction was selected to build the new Ember Restaurant at the top of Snowshoe Mountain, located within the Soaring Eagle Lodge. The Ember is an “urban forest,” inspired by a combination of nature, warmth, and urban sophistication.

retail and restaurant project, Tidewater Grill Charleston Town Center Mall

Size 5,000 SF

Owner/Customer
Main Street Ventures

Tidewater Grill

Charleston Town Center Mall

When Michigan- based Main Street Ventures opened Tidewater Grill in Charleston Town Center, they partnered with Pray Construction to build the ever-popular Tidewater Grill. Over the years, we have maintained a great relationship and have renovated Tidewater and built several other restaurants for the company.

retail and restaurant project, Chop House Charleston Town Center Mall

Size 3,600 SF

Owner/Customer
Main Street Ventures

Chop House

Charleston Town Center Mall

Pray recently renovated The Chop House which we built originally in 2001. Main Street Ventures, who operates in five states from Michigan to Florida, does not hesitate to call on Pray Construction anytime they need help. Owner Michael Gibbons explains, “We knew we could count on Pray for high quality work and speed in execution. Pray fulfilled the expectation.”