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Marriott Hotels wanted a change from the previous stuffy hotel restaurant to a more casual type atmosphere. This redesign included the installation of a new bar with granite countertop, new liquor/wine cabinets, coolers, a new gas fireplace, and lighting. A highlight of the redesign includes the buffet area with built in cook-tops, heating elements and refrigeration units. Additional finishing touches included flooring, wall coverings and ceilings work.

Katt Construction Corporation recently renovated the former Chats lounge into the new 20 & Oakes Bar and Grill at the Racine Marriott. The Director of Food and Beverage, Bob Crawford explains the reason for the change: “Marriott Hotels wanted a change from the previous stuffy hotel restaurant to a more casual type atmosphere. In keeping with Marriott’s new plan, the next phase will open up the restaurant further with additional seating.”

Demolition included removal of the dated bar, brass railings, raised gaming area and infilling the sunken floor with concrete. Installation of a new bar with granite countertop, new liquor/wine cabinets, coolers, a new gas fireplace, and lighting. A highlight of the redesign includes the buffet area with built in cook-tops, heating elements and refrigeration units. Additional finishing touches included flooring, wall coverings and ceilings work.

Patrons can enjoy the four new large screen televisions, large fully stocked bar, fireplace and cozy atmosphere. Chef Skipp Worden has created a new and exciting menu including everything from land to sea. 20 & Oakes offers an all day dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Stop by and sample from over 50 Craft Beers and 50 Wines.

Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce and Katt Construction presented 20 & Oakes with the Gold Key Award. This award recognizes businesses for commitment to the Racine area, informs the public and increases awareness of business growth in the Racine area.

Contractors that worked along with Katt are Roman Electric, Mound Avenue Cabinetry, Alaskan Fireplace, Postorino Decorating, Carpetland USA, Total Mechanical and Southport Plumbing.