79 Perry street

Buffalo, 2018

Project In Progress: We're thrilled to be partnering with Pegula Sports and Entertainment, McGuire Development, and Labatt USA to bring the redevelopment of 79 Perry Street Hi-Temp building to life in Buffalo's Cobblestone District! This circa 1920 building previously served as a warehouse for the Flickinger Co., a local supermarket operator. Plans call for Labatt USA's corporate headquarters and restaurant/brewery on the first two floors, corporate offices for the third and fourth floors, and apartments for the sixth floor. We are seeking state and federal historic tax credits to help finance the project. This project serves as a major key development bridge between Canalside and Cobblestone Districts!

The Draft Room:

The Draft Room embodies Buffalo’s blue collar culture, innovative spirit and passion for rebirth by showcasing elements of industrial familiarity alongside whimsical decor, modern graphics and re imagined architectural features. Paying special attention to maintain a clear view through the central core allows patrons to experience the entire length and magnitude of the ground floor. Clamshell doors lining the cobblestone street open into a former loading dock where varying seating heights and configurations create infinite perspectives of the split level space. Wall murals combine with existing building fabric and ornamental installations to create intriguing vignettes that illustrate a consistent narrative throughout the restaurant. 

Labatt brew house:

The objective of this project was to create an environment that supports and enhances the visitor experience to Labatt USA’s first innovation brewery. Making its home in a former warehouse space in Buffalo’s Cobblestone District, the 3,000-square-foot innovation brewery and tasting room consists of a 10-barrel, four-vessel brew house with 11 fermenters. Upon entry, guests are enchanted by the dramatic shadow of a slowly spinning industrial fan. Peering through a steel grid wall, a colonnade of theatrically lit stainless steel tanks gives a peak at the brewery beyond and beckons the curious to continue up the ramp. Ascending the ramp reveals the magnitude of the equipment and provides the sense of no barrier between guests and the brewery. A salvaged conveyor belt serpentines its way through the space and becomes the altar to showcase featured products. Inside the tasting room, visitors explore new beer styles running straight from the tanks to custom designed beer towers. These beer towers were depressed into the concrete bar as not to obscure eye site between the bartender and patrons while educating them through the tasting experience.

fifco USA offices:

The FIFCO USA office simultaneously embraces the historic qualities of the building it occupies while clearly communicating its bright and lively corporate identity. The design celebrates the restored beauty of brick, wood, concrete and other components unique to the existing structure. Newly introduced materials and fixtures selected with environmental awareness reflect the companies value to be a positive contributor to the environment. These selections include recycled paint, a recycled glass counter top, efficient electric hand dryers and water bottle filters. To highlight beer as the epicenter of the brand, kegs are re purposed as sinks and light fixtures, while recycled bottles create a feature wall outside the conference room.

bAKERY 55:

In the back of the Labatt House you will find Bakery 55. A brand new bakery complete with hard to find coffee, big cookies, fresh loafs of bread along with breakfast and lunch options.