Construction-management firm IMPACT Strategies, Inc., has surpassed the half-way point in building the St. Louis-Belleville Hofbrauhaus, the largest single themed destination restaurant in the region.
The 31,000-square-foot structure, reaching 58 feet in height, is the largest of the seven Hofbrauhaus restaurants in North America, and is about half-again larger than the 20,000-square-foot Chicago facility.
The restaurants are modeled after the traditional and centuries old beer halls and restaurants in Bavaria. Each building must meet strict standards for appearance, quality and detailed craftsmanship. Similarly strict standards are set for food, beverages and service.
“The Hofbrauhaus will have the look and feel of old world Germany,” according to IMPACT President Mark Hinrichs. “The architecture is unique, and includes high vaulted ceilings. The look, the attention to detail that the developers are requesting, and the general atmosphere to be created will help assure that Hofbrauhaus becomes a popular destination for adults throughout the region and beyond,” he said.
Hofbrauhaus beers will be brewed on-site with state-of-the-art equipment produced in Vienna and shipped to Belleville. Munich-based brewmasters will assist in managing installation of the equipment and will train local brewmasters and staff. Furnishings and beer steins will duplicate Old World Bavarian beer halls
The kitchen is designed to assure that 1,000 diners can be served at one seating. A private dining room will accommodate up to 250 people and an outdoor biergarten another 250 guests.
IMPACT Strategies, Inc., specializes in retail, commercial, medical, senior housing and education construction and offers comprehensive construction services including design-build, general contracting, construction management and pre-construction management.