What was previously an 80-year-old funeral parlor is now one of Grand Rapids most popular farmhouse-inspired craft breweries. Brewery Vivant was also the first LEED microbrewery in the world.
This renovation transformed a funeral parlor, daycare center, and car repair shop into a restaurant and full manufacturing brewery in the East Hills Neighborhood. The new 5,000 sq ft interior features limestone archways, walnut booths, and a dramatic arched-shape bar which is complemented by a stained glass window rising behind it. Oak paneled columns and a vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses complete the interior.
A connected 10,000 sq ft barrel-roofed building that once housed a car repair shop contains the brewery. The European-styled beer garden offers outdoor service during warmer months. The project received its LEED Silver certification in 2012.