Announced by the Madison based property developer Gorman and Co., the new $15 million hotel financed by foreign investors should be up and running by April of next year. Ground breaking of the new hotel started October 17th of last year on the former Pabst brew house and mill building site at northwest corner of Juneau Ave. and 10th Street. The new ninety-room Brewhouse Inn & Suites extended stay hotel had an approximate fourteen months construction schedule set for completion.
As an industry leader since 1984, Gorman & Company are known for their innovative community revitalization projects specializing in preservation and rehabilitation, workforce affordable housing, and important historic buildings adaptive reuse projects and more. According to Ted Matkom of Gorman Co., they were hoping to complete the project before schedule, but minor installation delays of furnishings, fixtures, and in-house equipment kept the project opening date expectation until April 2013.
A big challenge was installation of the new windows. The existing Pabst brewery building has over 300 windows of various shapes and sizes including nine-foot tall arched windows on the historic brick façade of the building. Specialty neo-Victorian industrial lighting has also been installed to give a Steampunk feel of the space you won’t find at the traditional chain hotels. In the atrium the original columns are kept and painted to comply with fire proofing code standards and new railing are being added to slowly finish the lower level atrium and lobby.
In addition to interior building renovation of the new Brewhouse Inn & Suites, work is also taking place on the outside beer garden expected to be complete by spring 2013. This outdoor space is dedicated as a family and friends area to grab a beer, relax and socialize enjoying the new historic revitalized preservation atmosphere.