It was a nice Saturday to enjoy a West Virginia town along the river. Details from many of the buildings caught my eye. Enjoy it for yourself by visiting Fairmont, West Virginia. I suggest stopping by the local Joe N’ Throw for a brew of any kind. The place is filled with a few students and older locals, but I found a free table for my own peace and quiet for a few hours.
A street view by Google offers a lively account of what the corner of High and Pleasant Street already look like in downtown Morgantown, WV. With Tin 202 keeping the corner alive into the night, the hip residents that frequent the Real Juice Bar, Black Bear or the Co-Op by day now have another venue to look forward to. The surrounding area has continued in the last few years to be revitalized and the owners of the popular night spot, Tin 202, have decided to keep on renovating their own block. The owners, alongside of head chef Josh, hope to open a lunch/cafe and wine tasting bar that will offer craft cheeses, meats, and more.
The Mills Group has been asked to help with this renovation, and we’ve started by describing the desired scene in sketch.
Once inside, the two new storefronts will be opened up to one another. The left side will have a craft-food retail area and extend into the new dining room space next door. In the market, a large kitchen will be open throughout the length of the space so that customers shopping for special meats and cheese, may see exactly how their food is being prepared.
Sketches turn into floor plans and details. Then, we begin to assign materials that can be shared with the client to assure them that the space appears and functions the way they need it to. The initial sketches become construction documents with which contractors may begin to be involved in the collaboration. We’ll keep you posted so that you can plan to sit, sip and sketch in the newest space in Morgantown too!
I wish I’d come up with the name Views and Brews. A northeastern US club, Views and Brews, has the same philosophy as my husband and I do: vacations that are coordinated around where we can hike, and if we’re lucky, where we can enjoy a cold local craft beer to commemorate it.
As someone who enjoys all kinds of brew, I also look forward to breakfast with coffee too! The best combination of place has all three, a good coffee shop, a local brewery and a mountain nearby. I’ve had this app on my list of things to discover for a while – the Best Beer at Untapped.
Morgantown has recently added to the list of breweries to try in the state of West Virginia with the opening of Chestnut Brew Works. What’s the thing I heard most while enjoying the flight at the bar? I’ll have a Halleck, I’ll have a Halleck, I’ll have a Halleck… it may be the beer of choice for the whole city.
Places we’ve tried:
Lost River Brewing Company in Wardensville, WV
Marietta Brewing Company in Marietta, Oh
Morgantown Brewing Company in Morgantown, WV
Mountain State Brewing Co. in Morgantown, WV in Deep Creek Md, and in Thomas, WV
Blackwater Brewing Company in Davis, WV
Rivertown Brewing in Pittsburgh, PA
Portsmith Brewery in Portsmith, NH
The Vermont Pub and Brewery in Burlington, VT
Woodstock Inn and Brewery in North Woodstock, NH
Lexington Avenue Brewery in Asheville, NC
Wedge Brewing Company in Asheville NC
Deschutes Brewery in Portland, OR
Weasel Boy Brewing Company in Zanesville, OH
Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, PA
Fat Head’s Brewery in Pittsburgh PA
Crean’s Brewing in Ireland
Flagstaff Brewing in Flagstaff, AZ
Lumberyard Brewing Company in Flagstaff, AZ
Bridge Brew Works in Fayetteville, WV (via Pies n’ Pints)
Wheeling Brewing Company in Wheeling, WV
Chestnut Brew Works in Morgantown, WV