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March 5, 2018
A new beer-focused restaurant called The Masonry has opened at 730 N. 34th St. in the Fremont neighborhood.
Matt Storm owns it and the original 39-seat The Masonry, which opened in Lower Queen Anne in 2013.
Seattle-based Collaborative Companies designed and built the 4,300-square-foot Fremont space in the Data 1 building, which is occupied by Tableau Software.
The Fremont space has beers from around the world. There are 150 seats inside and 60 outside, 24 draft lines and two custom-designed temperature controlled bottle coolers, according to Collaborative.
It said the wood-fired pizza oven, kitchen and bar were the building blocks for the L-shaped restaurant's layout.
The restaurant has a pizza bar, communal table, beer bar, pub games and space for private events.
The design mixes concrete and glass. A Birch soffit starts on the ground at the entrance, goes up the wall to the ceiling and weaves through the space. It was designed by Collaborative Companies and painted by artist Jenny Sharaf to draw attention to the restaurant — and away from the exposed mechanical systems.
Collaborative said Random Lights by Moooi complement bottle pendant lights from the original The Masonry and help establish a stronger street presence.
The communal tables, wood storage, keg storage and record player cabinet were designed by Collaborative.
The team also includes Gauge Design (steel work on table legs, wood storage bins and barrier rails), Seattle Cabinets (butcher block tables and pizza bar), Nik Plastering Systems (plaster on pizza oven and accent wall), Gonchar Construction (cooler mill work), Smith and Greene (kitchen equipment), True Point Metal Works (zinc countertops), West Coast Electrical Services (electrical), American Expressions (stain and paint), IDS (audio-video), Maurer Sales (taps) and JK Corp USA (stainless steel).
The Data 1 building is owned by Troll Avenue LLC, which is governed by HAL Fremont LLC and COU LLC. HAL Fremont is governed by HAL Real Estate, and COU is governed by Michael Hess.