Local architect Will Connelly asked me to take photographs of one his recent designs, Avenues Proper, a craft brewery and restaurant on 8th Avenue, between D and E Streets, in Salt Lake City’s Avenues district.

The project repurposed a portion of a grocery and meat market with the intent of creating a neighborhood pub environment where friends could meet up and hang out. The redesign seamlessly combines spaces for a bar, brewery, kitchen, and indoor and outdoor seating. The result is open with natural materials and exposed pipes and conduits—the elements all come together for an easy flow of wait staff and customers.

A second generation of Connellys, two of Will’s sons, ensures the quality of the craft brews made on site and made-from-scratch cuisine. 

The challenges were to show the space and the interactions of people in the space, so I made photos with and without customers and staff.  

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