Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has begun renovation on their Wilmington, Delaware, location this week as part of their larger initiative to have “20 restaurants by 2020” and enhance the guest experience through re-designs at various locations across the Mid-Atlantic region. The construction, which should take approximately two months to complete, will encompass full interior and partial exterior renovations reflecting the newest iteration of the concept found in Hershey, PA, Greenville, SC, Rehoboth Beach, DE and Philadelphia, PA locations. Business will operate as usual throughout construction, with only some seating being limited as the renovations will be completed in phases in order to minimize disruptions to the Iron Hill guests.
“It has been a goal of ours for some time that all Iron Hill locations provide the optimal culinary and brewery experience to the guests who pass through our doors every day,” says Kim Boerema, CEO of Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant. “Regardless of the location, we want our guests and staff members to step into an Iron Hill and feel at home.”
Taking cues from the design of the recently opened locations, Wilmington guests will be greeted by a re-designed floor plan that features an open and airy dining room and bar area.
Large glass garage-style doors which can slide open in warmer weather will unite the dining room, bar and patio, creating indoor/outdoor seating. The iconic Iron Hill mural will become a new focal point and replace the current mirror wall with a touch of whimsy while reinforcing brand imagery. The first-floor bar will be expanded and feature a hanging bottle display with a pass-through refrigerator as well as six large screen televisions.
Throughout the space, industrial style lighting will be offset by large black circular chandeliers, polished concrete floors, along with a color palette of deep mahogany and rich copper. New tables and chairs including communal-style dining options will be incorporated on the first and second floors as well as refreshed banquette seating. The second floor’s block-style, colored wall will be restored while new floor-to-ceiling glass doors will lead to the upper patio. To shield guests from the glaring sun, a metal and canvas trellis structure will be installed for al fresco dining.
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