Location : Jersey City, NJ
Architect : Jarmel Kizel Architects
Project Type : Restaurant
Project Size : 1,200SF
Completion : 100%

GTL was hired to complete a 1,200-square foot interior fit-out for Alfalfa restaurant in Jersey City. This project features a variety of design elements that are sure to impress patrons.

The space is bright and welcoming, with a mix of natural materials and modern finishes.

The restaurant features custom millwork throughout, floor to ceiling tile, polished concrete floors, and an innovative customer ordering system.

Customer Name: Kura Sushi
Project Name: Kura Sushi
Project Address: Jersey City, NJ
Architect: Tricarico Architecture & Design
Description: GTL Construction was hired to complete a full interior renovation including bathrooms and kitchen for Kura Sushi restaurant in Jersey City, NJ.

Customer Name: Shake Shack
Project Name: Menlo Park Shake Shack
Project Address: Edison, NJ
Architect: Aria Group Architects
Description: This is a worldwide fast-food establishment that specializes in hand crafted sandwiches, burgers and more, started out as a hot dog cart inside Madison Square Park in 2001. GTL had the opportunity to renovate this 4, 183 sq ft space on the ground floor level of an existing 1 story building.

The interior includes an open kitchen, full sit-down dining area, manager’s office/ inventory counting office and restrooms. The exterior includes a custom design glass façade and outdoor dining area. Today this rapid growing fast food restaurant chain is still doing something good worldwide. Thank you Shake Shack!

Customer Name:  LodgeWorks, LLP

Project Name: The Hyatt Place @ Cross County Shopping Center

Project Address:  One Place Plaza Yonkers, NY 10704

Duration: 13 Months

Description:  This $27 Million Dollar Project consisted of the complete renovation to an existing 9 story structure along with the additions of the hotel’s signature porte cochere and a new 11,000 square foot structure. The Hyatt Place Hotel features 155 guest rooms, commercial kitchen, indoor pool, gym, lobby, reception area, food concession and vertical transportation. Hyatt Place took only 13 months to complete, with limited site access, in the middle of one of the nation’s busiest shopping centers.


Client Name: South Street Seaport Development Group, LLC (The Howard Hughes Company)
Project Names:

  • Fresh Market Hall & River Bar
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Events Box Office & Green Room
  • 18 Fulton Street Redevelopment
  • Rooftop Pavilion & Terrace
  • Space 301B Retail Alterations and Bike Room

Project Address: South Street Seaport Pier 17 (89 South Street) City, State: New York, NY

Client Name: Club Pilates

Project Address: 1400 Hudson Street Hoboken, New Jersey

Architect: Jarmel Kizel Architects & Engineers

Project Type: Retail

Project Size: 1,000 SF

Completion: 100%

  • State of the Art Fitness Studio
  • Custom LED Lighting
  • Millwork Coordination with Owner Vendor
  • Custom Glass Work throughout
  • Intense coordination with Landlord
  • Aggressive 6 week Schedule

Customer Name: New York Athletic Club

Project Name: New York Athletic Club Fitness Center (New Building)

Project Address: 30 Shore Road City, State, Zip Code: Pelham, NY 11217

Duration: 13 months

Description: 20,000 SF member facility including basketball gymnasium, fitness center and treatment rooms.

Customer Name: Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club

City, State, Zip Code: Bronx, NY 10453

Project Start: June 2008

Project Completion: November 2009

In 2008, GTL Construction was asked to place a bid on a $14 million project for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. The 30,000 SF space needed partial demolition, in addition to the reconstruction and conversion of a dilapidated former temple into a state of the art Boys & Girls Club.

Building the 30,000 SF club within the contract’s time and budget became one of the challenges. Walls had to be underpinned and floor levels had to be inserted into the existing 3-story open worship area. The roof had to be raised to accommodate a gym on the top floor and an elevator and stair tower had to be installed throughout the existing floors. Additionally, the building required some exterior renovation and a complete replacement of all windows. The project was successfully completed on time and to the owner’s satisfaction, so much so that GTL’s President, Angelo Monaco, was accepted and continues to serve as a Board Trustee for one of New York’s finest nonprofit organizations.

Client Name: B. Good

Project Address: 525 Washington Street, Newport Tower Jersey City, New Jersey

Architect: G3 Architects

Project Type: Retail

Project Size: 2,000 SF

Completion: 100%

Description: B. Good is a local restaurant chain that serves farm to table burgers and local fare. The store footprint averages between 2700 and 3200 square feet with a seating capacity of approximately 78. The scope of work the Jersey City location entailed was a complete demolition and redesign of the space to suit the needs of B. Good. Not only was the store fitted out with new MEP’s, storefronts and finishes, but an entirely new kitchen line was installed including a new hood/exhaust system containing a pollution control unit with black iron ductwork as well as a new Ansul system. The finishes in this trendy food chain included millwork, ceramic tile an architectural paneling all perfectly fit into a comfortable open plan concept.

  • New restaurant in highly populated area.
  • GTL worked with design team to develop prototype.
  • Open Ceilings
  • Custom Flooring
  • Custom Millwork
  • Custom Lighting

Client Name: B. Good

Project Address: 30 Montgomery Street Jersey City, New Jersey

Architect: G3 Architects

Project Type: Retail

Project Size: 2,700 SF

Completion: 100%

  • Repeat client and architect.
  • Uniquely designed 2,700 SF full renovation of interior.
  • Renovation in high volume location with tight space constraints.
  • Coordination with Owner’s vendors
  • Custom Finishes
  • New Restrooms