Niagara Falls, ON
Raimondo + Associates Architects Inc.
The construction of COUNTERPART Brewery involved the interior renovation of a pre-existing unoccupied commercial/industrial suite within a new building. Large mechanical and electrical alterations were required to accommodate the new demands of operating a brewery in addition to some structural components. The interior renovations of this fit-out included a new commercial kitchen, an industrial look in the bar-restaurant areas to coincide with the exposed brewing equipment, and a few office spaces for staff and management. A mezzanine overlooking the brewing operation and the entire restaurant was built as a key feature, adding to the uniqueness of the project, but also to accommodate private dinning events. The mezzanine construction was also an ingenious way to build functionality to the floor area taken up by the refrigeration equipment, making use of the space available above as a result of high ceilings. Extensive planning was required to complete the renovations to ensure other businesses/occupants within the building were not disrupted during construction. The schedule was achieved in a short time frame guaranteeing opening of the business within the desired dates to safeguard loss of revenue.
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