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Gretz Beer Distributor’s Tasting Bar

February / 11 / 2015

Gretz-400pxBarThis amazing 8’ deep x 25’ long Tasting Bar was just completed for Gretz Beer Distributors in Hatfield, PA. Morris Black’s Casework Division designed, specified, built and installed the bar (and the lighting), using maple with lots of stacked molding, corbels, columns and picture frame molding.

The first challenge was the overhead cabinets which display the owner’s beer stein collection. The architect’s vision was floating cabinets with no overhead support, so Tom Lawler, Project Manager, collaborated with Millwork Engineer Jason Jackson to support the 6 foot wide cabinets from the wooden columns.  The back wall contains glass shelves, two flat screen tvs, and back-lit columns. Behind the bar are bar sinks and refrigeration units. The front of the bar is wainscoating molding with layered molding supporting the granite countertops. Tom Lawler also wants to give a shout-out to Mike Zelena for his excellent installation work on this complex project.

Morris Black Millwork division has created some of the most striking bars in the Lehigh Valley, including the Sands Event Center, the members-only bar at Coca Cola Park, and restaurants including Shula’s and Maxim’s.  Next time you belly up to the bar, you may be admiring a Morris Black project!