Photo courtesy of Iron Hill
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant recently announced that it has leased 8,450 square feet, becoming the newest tenant to join the transformative East Market project located in Center City Philadelphia.
Founded in 1996 by Kevin Finn, Mark Edelson and Kevin Davies, Iron Hill is the mid-Atlantic region’s most awarded and fastest growing collection of brewpubs. Scheduled to open in spring 2018, Iron Hill Center City will mark the company’s highly anticipated debut in a major metropolitan hub, setting the stage for further brand expansion along the East Coast.
The new location will be steps from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Reading Terminal Market. It will be one of only a handful of full-scale breweries within city limits.
“We’ve long wanted to join Center City’s exciting and diverse restaurant scene, but we wanted to be part of something from the ground up,” says Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant president and founder Finn. “There has been tremendous population growth as places like East Market draw new residents to Center City. We take great pride in embracing the communities we serve, and that is especially true in Philadelphia. We look forward to opening our doors and raising a pint with our new neighbors and friends in spring 2018.”
To create the comfortable dining areas, open kitchen and exposed microbrewery that have become the hallmarks of Iron Hill, the brand has enlisted Street Sense, a design firm with offices in Bethesda, Md., and Washington, D.C. Street Sense has created a vibrant, sleek design allowing for all-access views of the brewery, enclosed in glass and highly visible behind the bar.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant currently operates 12 locations throughout Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 2016, Iron Hill received an investment from A&M Capital, which positioned the company to continue its 20-year expansion from one brewpub to 13.
East Market, the pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use development that is comprised of an entire city block, combines shopping and dining with contemporary work and living spaces.
“With the arrival of Iron Hill, East Market continues to create a dynamic urban environment,” says Daniel Killinger, managing director of development at National Real Estate Development. “Iron Hill will be a great addition to this burgeoning neighborhood, helping to activate the street life of the East Market development. We are excited and proud that East Market has been chosen as the home of Iron Hill’s first urban brewpub.”