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Fast forward to the “Keg and Case era:” In 2014, Craig Cohen, a man with a love of the neighborhood and a deep interest in the history of the site embraced his entrepreneurial spirit and with the help of close friends purchased the outbuilding known as the Keg and Case. This structure was utilized as storage for the beer Schmidt produced prior to its distribution via train cars. Railroad tracks still run through the floor of the building. With the idea to preserve as much as possible while building on the past, Cohen began to create a new option for food-focused entrepreneurs to set up shop and reach customers.
“First and foremost, the neighborhood matters. I saw an opportunity and set about bringing together a team to curate offerings in a way that was consistent with the energy, art, community and fiber of the surrounding area,” Cohen says. “The Keg and Case building lends itself naturally to this use, which then in turn can really anchor the neighborhood. We look forward to fostering a space and a culture that will allow a diverse group of vendors and visitors to joyfully co-exist.”
The iconic building boasts 33,000 square feet of commercial space that has been rebuilt for its new purpose as the Keg and Case West 7th Market. Glass panes have replaced bricked-over windows, a mezzanine has been installed, and all plumbing and mechanicals have been completely updated. With 80 metered parking spots and an outdoor event space operating in tandem with the indoor market and restaurants, the project will anchor the vibrant West 7th neighborhood, drawing visitors from both near and far for fun year-round.
The Keg and Case West 7th Market opened in September 2018.