The Mineshaft project had roughly 30,000 manhours, with 11,300 hours self-performed by Keller. The restaurant is 36,584 SF and includes a large commercial kitchen, dining room, bar and game room. The Mineshaft-theme was integrated in all aspects of the design.
Commercial – $2 Million to $10 Million
Owner: Mineshaft Oshkosh, LLC
Designer: Keller, Inc.
The Mineshaft project is a 36,600-square-foot restaurant, including a large commercial kitchen, dining room and game room by Keller, Inc., who integrated a mineshaft theme into all aspects of the design. The exterior looks like an old western mining shack that would have been common in the mid-1800s, while the inside resembles an actual old timber framed mineshaft from the same period. After six years of planning, bank financing issues and site search, the project landed on an old abandoned Walmart site at a prominent Oshkosh intersection to become the largest dining and gaming facility in the state. The city of Oshkosh provided many obstacles with specific and expensive exterior requirement and an attempt to burden the owner with city stormwater improvements, which resulted in endless city meetings to achieve approvals. Keller continued to modify the design to meet city and bank requirements.