LOWERTOWN
CLIENT: LOWERTOWN PROPER LLC
LOCATION: ANN ARBOR, MI
YEAR: 2023
‍An old garage and barbershop transformed into an industrial chic bar, cafe, and beer garden in Ann Arbor's Lowertown neighborhood. The raw garage is reinvigorated while recalling its history: cozy leather booths, lush plants, and a monolithic terrazzo bar strike a balance between industrial and inviting. Bold color blocking, crisp lines, and bright powder coated fixtures create a playful vintage aesthetic. The parking lot is reimagined as a courtyard with a pergola - coming soon in summer 2024! -, plants, tables, and fire pits, with walk-up service through flip up window in one of the old garage door openings.
Maple millwork and channel-tufted booths with a radiused corner bring a warm tactile touch to the industrial space
TEAM
Elise DeChard, Valeria de Jongh, Sophie Yan, Tyler Schaafsma

CREDITS
STRUCTURAL: METROPOLITAN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS & ASSOCIATES

FOOD SERVICE: GREAT LAKES CULINARY DESIGNS

FOOD SAFETY: NB CONSULTING

CONTRACTOR: PHOENIX CONTRACTORS

PHOTOGRAPHY: JASON KEEN

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