D. J. Maltese Corporation
886 N. Mill Street, Plymouth, MI 48170
Steven C. Flum, Inc.
4147 Trumbull Avenue, #100, Detroit, MI 48208
Location: Plymouth, Michigan
Date Bid: Feb 2008
Construction Period: Mar 2008 to Oct 2008
Total Square Feet: 3,425 Site: 2,200 square feet.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: Garage, 56; basement, 953; first floor, 1,092;
second floor, 1,324; total, 3,425 square feet.
Building Height: Garage, 10’; basement, 8’6”; first floor, 10’8”;
second floor, 10’; total, 20’8”
Basic Construction Type: Addition. Foundation:
Cast-in-place. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick. Roof: Membrane.
Floors: Concrete, wood. Interior Walls: CMU, wood
Structural Engineer: Yeager Engineering - 5-80 Abington, Troy, MI
Cost Estimator: D. J. Maltese Corporation - 886 N. Mill Street,
Plymouth, MI 48170
The D. J. Maltese Corporation, a full service construction manager,
developed a conceptual plan and estimate to revitalize a closed bar and
adjacent lot into a new microbrewery for a developer with a prospective
tenant. The adjacent lot held a small building that was to be demolished
along side a black painted two-story structure with a basement. The
owner signed an agreement to proceed in February 2008.
The goal of the D.J. Maltese Corporation was to integrate a new addition
to the existing building. An apartment was located on the second floor
of the existing building and that was to remain. The design maintained
the existing bar, a small kitchen and an ADA bathroom.
The basement of the new addition included a room for storage tanks, an
office and a full bath. The first floor included a brew area visible
from both the street and the existing bar area. The other areas of the
first floor addition included a cold room, grain storage and hallway
with a stairway to the second floor. The second floor of the addition
includes an open ceiling area with a small service bar, two bathrooms
and a second exit stair to the exterior.
The existing bar featured oak paneling, doors and trim and the same
theme was continued in the new addition. The first and second floor has
wood flooring, oak trim and doors with glass panels along the hallway
exposing the brewing room. A wall of the brewing room (a fire wall
separating the next building) is a brick style block wall of two tone
colors in red and purple that matches the color in the existing
building’s exterior. The wall continues up through the roof and is
exposed at the second floor seating area. This all added to the brewery
feel. The remaining walls include a wainscot of shaker style paneling
and painted walls above.
The plan was to deliver a maintenance free building and a brick was
selected based on a color that matched a two-tone block. One of the
tones matched the existing building and the other matched the new brick.
New barrel shaped coach lights were installed for exterior lighting.
The project was completed in October 2008. The owner and tenant are very
pleased with the outcome and with the D.J. Maltese Corporation.