— Iron Hill Brewery (@IronHillBrewery) February 6, 2017
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant continues its noble quest to open a brewpub on every square foot of earth on the East Coast. Founded by homebrewers Kevin Finn and Mark Edelson and restaurateur Kevin Davies in Newark, Delaware, 20 years ago, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has blossomed from one restaurant and brewery to 12 locations across the mid-Atlantic — soon to be 13. This week the company leased a 8,450-square-foot space within the East Market project in Center City Philadelphia.
Scheduled to open in spring 2018, Iron Hill Center City will mark the company’s anticipated debut in a major metropolitan hub, setting the stage for further brand expansion along the East Coast.
The addition of Iron Hill to East Market will bring one of the most enduringly successful craft brewers in the United States just steps from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Reading Terminal Market. It will also serve as one of only a handful of full-scale breweries within the city limits of Philadelphia.
“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,” said Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant President and Founder Kevin 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.”
In 2016 Iron Hill received an investment from A&M Capital, which positioned the company to continue its 20-year expansion.
What’s the plan for this new brewpub?
To create the comfortable dining areas, open kitchen and exposed microbrewery that have become the hallmarks of Iron Hill, it 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, which is highly visible behind the bar and enclosed in glass.
East Market, the pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use development that is comprised of an entire city block, combines shopping and dining experiences with contemporary work and living spaces.
“With the arrival of Iron Hill, East Market continues to create a dynamic urban environment,” said Daniel Killinger, managing director of development — National 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.”