On Thursday, November 7, 2019 Clemson Bros. Brewery and staff from LAN Associates celebrated the groundbreaking of a new mixed-use building that will house the new Clemson Bros. Brewery taproom and restaurant. The new space is located at 641 County Route 1 in Pine Island, New York, and construction is expected to be completed in time for the local attraction to open by summer of 2020.
“The architectural design concept was influenced by the owner’s original establishment to create a turn of the century brick factory with an industrial vibe,” said LAN Associates project manager James Diana, when asked about the design. “Once open, I imagine the brewery will quickly become a local attraction and popular destination that brings in crowds from afar.”
Exterior elements that capture the client’s branding of their original industrial factory in Middletown, NY were incorporated into the design of the building. A brick masonry base will anchor the ground floor of the building to the gently sloped site, while the vertical tower will provide a strong sense of entry to welcome pedestrians and create an iconic focal point.
The 2,600 square foot pub and restaurant has an open floor plan centered around the bar. The layout can accommodate various seating layouts for formal and informal events. The open-air design allows patrons to easily move from interior seating to the exterior, where the patios boast panoramic views. The second and third floors will be comprised of office space and apartments.
“LAN was an instrumental part in the final conceptual design of our Pine Island facility, and I am very happy with Sabastion Carlton, Jim Diana, and all of the other LAN staff involved,” said Clemson Bros. Brewery’s proprietor Kenan Porter, when asked about LAN’s involvement with the project. “Their attention to detail, pursuit of perfection in functionality and aesthetics, as well as their continued desire to please us as the customer was crucial throughout this project, and it has helped us get to where we are at. We look forward to the build out of the final structure.”
The design of the new building was led by the local Goshen, New York office of tri-state area architecture and engineering firm LAN Associates. The Pine Island location is the third location for Clemson Bros. Brewery, who also has taprooms in Middletown and New Platz, New York.