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Portfolio  |  Commercial/Hospitality  | Roots Natural Kitchen

Axemann Brewery - Bellefonte, PA

Project Completion: 2019


Hoffman Leakey worked with Axemann and developer Navitus LLC to transform a historic metal factory in Titan Energy Park into a popular new 27,000-square-foot brewery and taproom. The new home of “Blue Stripe Beer” offers a unique mix of industrial and environmental vibes. Large glass overhead doors open an entire wall to the adjacent stream, where a new cantilevered walkway was created to provide egress. The facility features a massive indoor game area, a new deck, and a newly created second floor for additional seating and events. HLA also worked with café owners The Blonde Bistro to design a commercial kitchen to supply food to brewery patrons.


Adaptive Reuse Highlights:

  • Steel frames from the original windows were salvaged and re-purposed as interior partitions between the brewery and the taproom

  • Old employee locker doors surround the base of the bar

  • Existing concrete floors were ground and polished, exposing artifacts from the building’s past buried within

  • A former loading dock has been transformed into the taproom’s main entrance and merchandise area



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