Jamestown, NY is best known for loving Lucy - Lucille Ball, that is, who was born and raised there. Downtown Jamestown is a historic district, and when LaBella was hired to design a restaurant and brewery in the former W.T. Grant's department store, the design team worked carefully to follow preservation guidelines. The store had been through several different uses since it was built in the 1950's, but the exterior changes for this project were so minimal that even Lucy would recognize it. LaBella produced exterior renderings to show new signage and the relocation of a loading dock.
Inside, the building was fit out for Jamestown Brewing Company, including a brewery, restaurant and banquet spaces. Take a look inside.