Knoebel Construction Delivers St. Louis HopCat Restaurant

Together with architect Cuhaci & Peterson, the two companies renovated a historic building in the Delmar Loop neighborhood and created HopCat’s 17th location in the U.S.
6315 Delmar Blvd.

BarFly Ventures and general contractor Knoebel Construction have delivered a new retail property in St. Louis, which will host a HopCat restaurant and craft beer bar. The development is located in the Delmar Loop neighborhood and spans 8,580 square feet. Cuhaci & Peterson was the architect of the $2 million project, which marks HopCat’s 17th location nationwide. Founded in Michigan in 2008, the brand features more than 40 Missouri-made craft beers and ciders daily. 

The restaurant will operate within a historic building located at 6315 Delmar Blvd. and will be able to provide indoor seating for as many as 250 guests, while the outdoor beer garden provides space for an additional 100 clients. The property had to be completely renovated in order to become functional for a dining business. As much as possible, Knoebel and Cuhaci & Peterson tried to preserve the original structure, including the wood beams and exposed brick, but they also rebuilt the entire roof structure, removed the windows on the second floor to make room for the kitchen equipment and upgraded the utilities. Just like all the other HopCat restaurants, the St. Louis location will also feature a custom interior design.

Koebel completed the development less than a year after it delivered The Shoppes at Mid Rivers, the largest mall to be built in St. Charles County since 2008. The company’s retail development portfolio includes several other restaurant projects such as Mellow Mushroom and Burger King. 

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