Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks New Chapter for The Village Supper Club

CCI - Village Supper Club Groundbreaking

CCI To Construct New Village Supper Club in Delavan

May 16, 2023 | Delavan, WI: A groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the start of construction on The Village Supper Club in Delavan, Wisconsin. Situated on the eastern shore of beautiful Lake Delavan, the legacy of this supper club will live on under new owners, Loretta and Allan Kaplan. Their family-owned restaurant promises to offer a traditional and nostalgic supper club dining experience.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by members of the local community, including Town of Delavan officials, neighbors, and restaurant industry professionals. The new owners, Loretta and Allan Kaplan, were also present, along with representatives from general contracting firm, Corporate Contractors Inc (CCI) of Beloit, Wisconsin and DMAC Architecture & Interiors of Chicago.

During the ceremony, the owners spoke about their vision for the new supper club and their commitment to using local venders when possible and to locally source high-quality ingredients. They also emphasized the importance of preserving the history of the iconic Village Supper Club, which has been a landmark in Delavan for almost a century.

Loretta Kaplan explained, “Our vision for The Village Supper Club is to honor the restaurant’s past while creating an updated, yet traditional family-friendly supper club experience.

CCI - The Village Supper Club, Delavan

CCI and the build-team are constructing the new lakeside restaurant which offers stunning views of Lake Delavan and features a reimagined, modern take on the classic supper club. DMAC architects explained that the new, 8,400 square-foot, upscale restaurant design was inspired by the local culture, building materials, textures and lifestyle often embedded in supper clubs.

The new design draws on the nostalgia of the original club dating back to its opening in the 1900s with additions in the 50s, 70s and 80s. An asymmetric stone fireplace will be prominently featured at the entry for an unmistakable sense of arrival. Inside, an expansive A-frame roof structure was designed to hover over the main bar and dining areas to create a spacious interior with an all-glass façade, perfect for enjoying lakeside sunsets. With plentiful outdoor seating, the design embraces lake life where the dock will lead to a large deck that will welcome boaters and their families to dine in or carry out and relax at their leisure. The Kaplans hope that the new supper club will become a local favorite for families and foodies alike.

“I completely respect and applaud the fact that Loretta and Allan Kaplan are keeping The Village Supper Club legacy alive and part of the Delavan community,” said CCI project manager, Pete Woodkey. “Our team is excited and proud to help navigate the building process and transform their dream from to paper to reality.”

The Village Supper Club is set to open late this year, and the owners are excited to welcome the community to their new restaurant. They expressed their gratitude for the support they have received to date and look forward to creating a memorable dining experience for their guests.

Watch The Village Supper Club come to life through a live camera feed on CCI’s website: HERE

CCI - The Village Supper Club, Delavan

ABOUT THE VILLAGE SUPPER CLUB: The Village Supper Club is a family-owned restaurant situated along the shores of Lake Delavan that promises to offer a traditional and nostalgic supper club dining experience. The new facility is currently under construction and is scheduled to open later in 2023. The family-friendly club will offer stunning views of Lake Delavan and feature a menu that incorporates locally sourced, high-quality ingredients. The upscale restaurant design was inspired by the local culture, building materials, textures and lifestyle often embedded in supper clubs. Visit for future updates.


ABOUT CCI: Corporate Contractors, Inc. (CCI) is a leading general contracting firm in southern Wisconsin. For more than four decades, CCI has offered clients unique insights and valued construction solutions on a vast number of projects of all types, sizes, and complexities. With project experience in industrial, commercial, education, multi-family, hospitality, healthcare, luxury custom homes and more, the CCI team is passionate about providing thoughtful construction services. Learn more by visiting

ABOUT DMAC: Founded in 1995 by Dwayne MacEwen, DMAC Architecture & Interiors is known for its creative and innovative architecture, interiors, product and furniture design. They artfully merge client vision with user experience by crafting everything from the master plan to custom features that create a sense of place in which discovery and storytelling are part of every project ethos. With hospitality at the heart of their practice, their award-winning work transcends a wide range of scales and typologies including: lifestyle clubs, hotels, casinos, restaurants, spas and select residential. For DMAC, each project comes with its own unique parameters that become a launch point to explore beyond the obvious, test ideas and deliver memorable experiences.