FRATELLOS WATERFRONT RESTAURANT
An aesthetically pleasing historical renovation of the abandoned Vulcan Hydroelectric Plant, located along the Fox River, evolved into what is now known as Fratellos Waterfront Restaurant. The plant was built in 1909 on the site of an earlier hydroelectric generator that in 1882, became the first in the world to power a residential home.
The end result, a multi-tiered dining room and 50-seat bar area, offers a unique riverfront ambiance. The renovation included selective demolition of an abandoned building down to its shell, built back with 42 windows fronting the river and an interior design that mixes the old, exposed brick walls with new, contemporary glass wall art and lighting, an open floor plan and eclectic finishes.