Historic Renovation Projects

Lebanon Farmer's Market & The Logan Building

Lebanon, PA

Lebanon Farmer’s Market
Entrepreneur Bill Kolovani selected Beers + Hoffman to convert a historic building of 28,000 sf in downtown Lebanon to a Farmers Market and upscale restaurant. The 19th century building had been used for years as a factory and had been extensively altered for machinery and goods storage. In addition, the fabric of the building had not received adequate maintenance over the years and was in poor condition. The completion of a wonderfully successful and beautiful market for vendors of food and crafts in a two story space deftly designed to incorporate a great variety of users with a consistency in visual accommodations. Working closely with the owner, Beers + Hoffman provided a design that provides an exciting, festive and efficient public space taking advantage of the building’s special architectural features both inside and outside. A historic Lebanon building has been revived and has become a center of civic activity and pride.

The Logan Building
The renovation of a 20,000 sf structure housing a former women’s apparel store with vacant and deteriorated upper levels into an upscale men’s clothing store, corporate offices and a penthouse suite for the owner. The building had been neglected both inside and outside and a contemporary façade tacked onto its street façade. The building’s exterior was completely restored with a new façade designed to replicate the original building’s department store face. Old photographs and some salvage material were used as the basis of this work. The interior was masterfully modified to produce a warm and exciting ground floor store with new elevator and pedestrian access to upper story offices and a residence. The renovations highlighted the inherent architectural qualities of the building while converting them from their former department store function to new and exciting uses.

Niko’s Restaurant
Developer Bill Kolovani selected Beers + Hoffman to design an upscale restaurant on the top floor of a historic building that had previously been used for manufacturing. The upper floor had for years housed machinery resulting in general building fabric deterioration. Basic fire and panic circulation and other code requirements required of a public function were non existent. The collaboration on the restaurant conversion resulted in the creation of a popular, upscale, Lebanon destination. With a beautiful restaurant and bar design, a complete commercial kitchen, new elevator and code compliant pedestrian access, Nikos became a favorite Lebanon meeting place. A beautiful 35 foot long antique bar was sourced and incorporated into the final design. Serving lunch, dinner and hosting local service clubs, the restaurant (now The Foundry) has become a vital part of Lebanon’s downtown revival.

Testimonial

I think your team has been unbelievable in every aspect of this project...I would never want to deal with another firm after this experience, and that’s evident with as much repeat business that you get!

Bill Kolovani