Interior Creations was asked to partner with Balzer Architecture on the interior renovation of the roughly 5000 square foot vacant restaurant space in downtown Roanoke’s popular Market district. The new home for Deschutes Brewery’s tasting room would not only be a place to enjoy the many beers Deschutes has to offer, but to educate the public on the brewing process.
The new tasting room is housed on the first floor of three historic buildings that over time became connected by multiple renovations. Blending modern, industrial, and rustic finishes, while marrying existing elements such as concrete and hardwood floors became the emphasis. Light gray walls created consistency between the three units and provided contrast highlighting the rustic warm wood finishes.
Working with the existing architecture, the tasting room was divided into three areas; the main bar area, retail space, and education room. The existing three-foot-wide pass-throughs between each space were widened to feel more open. St. Pierre Woodworking & Sawmill out of Floyd provided the old growth wood for the front and back bar areas. The 100+ year old hardwood floors in the main bar that were covered in multiple layers of stain and paint were refinished returning them to their original beauty. The result is a brighter space that unifies the best of Roanoke Virginia with Bend Oregon.