Arlington, VA, October 2013 — SIGAL Construction Corporation has been awarded the renovation of 3206 Grace Street, NW, the future home of Dog Tag Bakery in the historic district of Georgetown.
Slated for opening in the first quarter of 2014, the 4,200 square foot, two-story renovation will serve as the retail location of the bakery. Designed by Rich Markus Architects, the transformation provides space for patron seating on both floors and training facilities for hands-on demonstrations on the upper level. With an emphasis on the building’s interior, including wood beams and exposed brick, Dog Tag Bakery will host finishes friendly to impaired veterans: an ADA compliant elevator will be installed and linoleum-type flooring will be placed in the kitchen for the soft-cushion feel it will provide for the vets.
Dog Tag Bakery, Inc., a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides veterans and their spouses employment and education opportunities. The organization’s mission is “to create a bold, new model for transition assistance and job training for veterans (and their spouses) with a service-connected disability who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.” Founded by Georgetown University’s Father Richard Curry, the program will allow veterans to work in the bakery while also pursuing a tailor-made curriculum at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies.
SIGAL will entertain veteran-established subcontractors to complete this project where applicable. Construction of the adaptive-reuse project includes stripping out the interior back to the basic structure and reutilizing the building’s historic elements such as the exterior façade. A two-stop hydraulic elevator will be installed in addition to an up-to-date kitchen with baking facility and distribution capabilities. All new mechanical, sprinkler, and electrical/lighting systems will be installed. Flooring and utilities (including a fire service line) will be put in and the windows, doors and entrances will be restored as needed.
To learn more about Dog Tag Bakery, please visit its website at: www.dogtagbakery.org
About SIGAL Construction Corporation
Founded in 1977, SIGAL Construction Corporation (SIGAL) is one of Washington’s premier general contractors, known throughout the industry for its dedication to sustainability, high quality, cost consciousness, excellent client relations, and the ability to successfully complete unique and challenging projects. A founding partner of the USGBC, SIGAL offers superior general contracting, preconstruction, construction management, design/build, and sustainability services. SIGAL’s diverse project portfolio includes institutions of learning (K-12 and higher education), Federal and municipal agencies, law firms, corporations, hotels, technology firms, biotech companies, healthcare providers, multi-family housing, and associations/nonprofits. To learn more about SIGAL Construction Corporation, please visit www.sigal.com.