Could a Beer Hall Happen at 22nd and Washington?


Rendering via Naked Philly

Naked Philly reports that MSC Retail has a warehouse at 22nd and Washington Avenue on the market and has even gone to the effort of producing renderings of the 24,000 square foot building as a beer hall. We know the property has been floated as a beer garden since the spring. It will be interesting to see if anyone takes the bait.

Washington Avenue has some serious development potential and with Kermit’s Bake Shoppe, Cafe Ynez, NextFab Studios and a crossfit studio nearby, the stretch has some success stories as well.

MSC Retail’s Jacob Cooper reached out to us regarding the company’s thoughts on the property.

We see Washington Avenue as the perfect canvas for retail development.  The blocks are large and some of the buildings have fantastic architectural features.  2118 Washington Avenue, with its double height clerestory and limited column interruption, screamed beer hall to us – and the renderings really show the potential for that use.  That is our vision but the possibilities are endless.  We are in discussions now with several operators to lease all or portions of the property.

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