RUSH Construction will complete interior renovations for Playalinda Brewing Company in preparation for their opening in late 2014.
Bryan Scott, co-owner of Barn Light Electric, a specialty lighting manufacturer in Titusville, has grown the business into the only manufacturer in America producing porcelain enamel lighting.
Scott and his wife Donna have taken on a second venture, the Playalinda Brewing Company, aimed at catering to the local scene to produce unique, quality beers that stand out from your run-of-the-mill big brewery. What started as a hobby two years ago has evolved into a business concept set to become a reality in November of 2014.
The new brewery plans to set up shop in the old hardware store on Washington Ave. in Historic Downtown Titusville. The building was originally built in 1910, and functioned as a hardware store until the early 1980s. The interior renovations for the old hardware store are being done by RUSH Construction, who the Scotts are already familiar with.
RUSH previously worked on Barn Light’s Manufacturing Facility, a two-phase design-build project which included the renovation of an existing 38,000 SF facility and new construction of an additional 10,000 SF, which provided Scott with a primary manufacturing facility for Barn Light Electric’s classic vintage light fixtures.
In order to protect the history of this historic space in Downtown Titusville, every effort is being made to preserve as many original items as possible. This includes the cabinets that were originally built for the hardware store, as well as the antique tin ceiling, the storefront, entrance, and doors.
By far the most exciting part of the project is the opportunity to work with the Scotts again and to be a part of their exciting new business venture, said RUSH Construction President William Chivers in the SpaceCoast Business article, The Local Brew. “We are also excited to be a part of the first microbrewery in North Brevard and the opportunity to work together to design, engineer and blend the state of the art system like a new microbrewery into a historic building while retaining the historic elements as much as possible.”
As the fall opening draws near, Scott is working on testing recipes for the first set of beers that will debut on tap at the brewery. A couple of options include a peanut butter stout and a blueberry ale made with local blueberries from Mims.