Iron Hill renovating Wilmington riverfront location


Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is renovating its flagship location in Wilmington as part of a larger initiative.

The renovations will enhance the guest experience through redesigns at various locations across the Mid-Atlantic region and help the company expand to 20 restaurants by 2020, a release stated.

The Wilmington-based company got its start on Main Street in Newark. The restaurant is named after a landmark in Newark and recently added a southern outpost in Greenville, SC.

The construction, which should take approximately two months, will include full interior and partial exterior renovations, reflecting the design found in Hershey, PA, Greenville, Rehoboth Beach, and Philadelphia locations.

It will be business as usual throughout construction, according to the company, with seating limited in some cases as the renovations are completed in phases. Iron Hill does offer reservations.

“It has been a goal of ours for some time that all Iron Hill locations provide the optimal culinary and brewery experience to the guests who pass through our doors every day,” says Kim Boerema, CEO of Iron Hill Brewery. “Regardless of the location, we want our guests and staff members to step into an Iron Hill and feel at home.”

Taking cues from the design of the recently opened locations, Wilmington guests will be greeted by a re-designed floor plan that features “an open and airy dining room and bar area,” a release stated.

Large glass garage-style doors which can slide open in warmer weather will mergethe dining room, bar, and patio, creating indoor/outdoor seating.

The first-floor bar will be expanded and feature a hanging bottle display with a pass-through refrigerator as well as six large-screen televisions.

New tables and chairs including communal-style dining options will be incorporated on the first and second floors as well as refreshed banquette seating.

The second floor’s block-style, colored wall will be restored while new floor-to-ceiling glass doors will lead to the upper patio To shield guests from the glaring sun, a metal and canvas trellis structure will be installed for al fresco dining, the release noted.

The location, which contributed to the growth of the riverfront, also showed its footprint, which includes a full brewery and restaurant with more upscale fare, would work beyond main street settings in locations like Newark and West Chester, PA.

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