Urban Redevelopment / Hospitality


As part of the continuing revitalization and renovation to the Schmidt’s Commons, Lighthouse Architecture was contracted by restaurant/bar owner, David Goldman to design his new, brew pub concept, “Urban Village” within the central plaza area known as Piazza at Schmidt’s.


Formerly King’s Oak restaurant and a small gym at an adjacent storefront, the goal of this project was to gut the existing space and create an old world style brewery/pub experience.

David Goldman and his team developed the craft beer concept coordinating it with a full upscale yet casual menu to reinforce an urban dining and bar experience.

Using interior and exterior space, the design would need to complement the full menu of craft beer and upscale comfort food, mixing it with an urban comfort look and feel.

The designs requested called for creating an indoor bar area, a covered patio and an open patio with fire pits.


Lighthouse designed plans that are rich in the use of natural materials and earth tones that create a welcoming atmosphere while accentuating the stainless steel tanks fermenting the amber brew.

Diners will make their way through the space that includes an indoor bar where pizzas will be cooked using Mugnaini authentic Italian wood fired pizza ovens.

To heighten the urban industrial feel, the bar and a portion of the walls will consist of elmwood plank wainscoting and cork wallcovering. The bathroom walls will also have the cork wallcovering and complementing brown subway tiles. All flooring with have concrete tiles.

Retractable glass doors will open to the covered patio area dotted with clear bulb string lights.

Beyond the covered porch, guests can step out into the open patio to huddle around the cozy fire pits while enjoying a pint or two with friends.

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