Working Artifacts by Miriam Sitz Projects CURED and Local Coffee, San Antonio Clients Bacchanal Hospitality and Local Coffee Architect Urbanist Design Design Teams CURED: Jonathan R. Card, AIA; Steve McHugh; Sylvia McHugh; Jett Butler; Local Coffee: Jonathan R. Card, AIA; Robby Grubbs Photographer Scott Martin Project The Granary ‘Cue & Brew, San Antonio Client Tim & Alex Rattray (Restaurant Owners) and Silver Ventures (Pearl Brewery Owners) Architect Dado Group Design Team Kristin Wiese Hefty, AIA; Ryan Schmidt; Luis Vargas Photographers Ryann Ford and Scott Martin
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The origins of the Pearl Brewery date back to 1881 with the founding of the J.B. Behloradsky Brewery — Lone Star Brewing Company’s then-singular rival. After multiple changes in ownership and management, the start and end of Prohibition, and decades of beer production, the Pearl Brewery closed its doors in 2001, leaving a sprawling 22-acre campus vacant on the northern edge of downtown San Antonio. Shortly thereafter, Silver Ventures purchased the property and in 2002 began working to transform the area into the dynamic, mixed-use facility it is today, commissioning Lake|Flato Architects to create the master redevelopment plan for the site. “The concept has always been to redevelop this site into a vibrant urban center where you can come for wonderful culinary and cultural experiences,” said Allen Sikes, design and construction manager for Silver Ventures. True to that mission, the Pearl has, in many ways, become the nexus of San Antonio’s urban renais-
sance, drawing new ventures and established, beloved businesses alike into its domain and inciting a flurry of development, both commercial and residential, around the periphery of the complex. “Our goal is to emphasize the authenticity of these places,” said Sikes. “We want these buildings to be brought back to life and used — to
“The concept has always been to redevelop this site into a vibrant urban center where you can come for wonderful culinary and cultural experiences.” respect the history, but celebrate it and allow people to really enjoy it.” Pearl tenants share this commitment to functional, lively restoration, perhaps best evidenced by the “working artifact” feel of CURED, Local Coffee, and The Granary ’Cue & Brew.
Published on Jul 1, 2014
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