Originally built in 1920 for the United Hillyard Bank, the building at 5016 N. Market has seen a lot of changes in it's 100+ years of existence. Last used as an antique store, the former bank building is presently being renovated for use by multiple exciting businesses, creating what they call a social hub. Yesterday, we we're able to take a quick tour of where they are at in the process. And a huge thank you for the sneak peek!
Now called The United Building, they are planning to open the ground floor businesses possibly as early as next month. Among them will be-
Bellwether Brewing this will operate as a second location for the brewery as they plan to keep their original Monroe St. location open as well. The Hillyard location will serve over 30 beers on tap with a cool bar right in front of the bank's original vault.
Locos will be a new restaurant with the ownership affiliated with The Grain Shed. Locos has been mentioned in prior media write ups as restaurant that will be sort of a Texas chili parlor with some tex-mex. Can't wait to see what they'll have to offer!
Derailer Coffee Paying homage to the Hillyard neighborhood's railroad history with their name, Derailer Coffee will be a coffee and espresso bar within the building.
Parliament Cider a new cidery which will have production space towards the back of the building. Their ciders will eventually be offered on tap at the Bellwether Brewing bar.
The second floor of The United Building will open as a second phase later this year, Once open it will include two new retail shops Pigasus Toys & Vintage and Bear Totem which I'm sure we'll have more news on in the future.
We hope to check in on them again after opening. And, to keep track of their progress / opening announcements check out The United Building's page on Instagram