July 11, 2013

Press Release: Ortlieb’s Bottling House Renovation Continues Apace

Ortlieb's roof and deck will be replaced in July 2013.

Philadelphia, PA – Renovation work continues on the Henry F. Ortlieb Company Bottling House at the corner of N. American and Poplar Streets in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties neighborhood. The Philadelphia architecture firm KieranTimberlake will move into the renovated building in early 2014. 
Work currently underway includes exterior envelope restoration and roof replacement, with new windows to be installed beginning in September. Brick repair has proven to be more extensive than expected, which has led to the temporary closure of the 800 block of North American between Brown and Poplar Streets. Residents should expect one or two additional street closures in August and September as windows are installed.

AJ Lewis, a family-owned, Philadelphia-based general contractor, will begin renovating the building's interior in August. This will include full fit-out of the second floor for the main work space and a partial fit-out of the first floor containing a prototyping shop, life safety improvements, and office spaces. The lower level will house mechanical systems and parking for employees. 
Ortlieb's Bottling House was purchased in 2012 by Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake with support from Beneficial Bank and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC).