Bridgeport Brewpub progress

Earlier this year Conshohocken Brewing Company announced they would be adding a brewpub in Bridgeport, PA. Here is an article on PhillyMag that was out in January: Conshohocken Brewing is Adding a Brewpub.

As an update…here are some recent photos of the progress on the project as HRA builds out this new brewpub in Bridgeport, PA.

La Cabra Brewing

Construction is underway at the LACABRA brewpub on Lancaster Ave. in Berwyn, Pa. The existing 6000 sf building has been completely gutted and the interior fit-out and mechanicals are ongoing. The brewpub will feature a wide range of specialty beers from a 7bbl direct fire brew house and will include an extensive barrel aging program. A Latin-inspired menu will feature smoked meats and creative twists on pub classics. The interior design, with natural and reclaimed finishes will present a unique dining experience.

Lacabra is utilizing the HRA “Brewpub Playbook” method. From site selection to brewing beer. HRA packages all the required services to produce the most time and cost efficient path to opening a brewing business.






BRIEF: A former futon store, the new home of Lacabra brewing has undergone the most extensive demolition and reconstruction of our recent projects. The original structure with 2 rear additions dating to the late 1800’s, was gutted and rebuilt from the inside. Extensive framing and foundation work have created a unique 2 story brewery space with a mezzanine dining area overlooking the tanks. The two floors have different characters with the first showing dramatic steel beams, columns, stone walls, and roll up glass doors.

The second floor is an expansive space with wood columns, beams, ceiling joists, large dramatic skylight, stone fireplace, and performance stage. Reclaimed materials are featured throughout.

HRA lead the space planning, design, and finish selections through the entire project. From concept to completion, Lacabra brewing was built by the HRA “brewpub playbook” method including the selection of the architectural, kitchen service, brew house design professionals, and full project management.

Clients we worked for this summer

This summer was busy.  We finished several projects, including:

  • Villanova: Graduate studies lounge renovation
  • West Chester: Ram’s head food court renovation: Sykes Hall
  • Haverford: Renovations of laboratories: Sharpless Hall
  • Elwyn: Renovations to Phoenix hall: adult daycare center/ crisis center
  • Philadelphia Zoo


This fall we are excited to begin working on a project for Conshohocken Brewing Company.

Fit out for a 15bbl production brewery on the bike path,steps from the booming Conshohocken river front.

The brewery will produce kegs, large bottles, and take out growlers of superior artisan craft brews with seasonal specialties.

A 46 seat tasting room and bar will feature roll up glass doors with an outside deck on the bike path.

The high ceiling, open floor plan includes reclaimed woods and metals with an expect GREEN certification.

Check back in soon for more details and pictures of the finished project.

United Savings Bank


Relocation of an historic tavern located at rt.1 and rt.252 in Delaware county. The project included stabilizing the entire 700 ton stone structure before moving it  400 feet downhill away from the traffic intersection. The building was raised onto 24 hydraulically controlled dollies and pulled to its new location where an entire new masonry foundation was constructed .  This challenging project was completed on budget without injuries or incidents.















St Charles Borromeo

The St Charles Borromeo Church in Bensalem, Pa was completed in early spring of 2003.

This project included the design and erection of an advanced mobile scaffold system used to facilitate the demolition and construction of a new ceiling throughout the sanctuary. Over a five week period, the existing celotex tile and lathe system was removed and replaced with steel studs and Gypsum board panels. The project was completed while the sanctuary was in operation on weekends with the mobile scaffold system stored at the rear of the Church. With a height of 35 ft. to the ceiling peak, a major challenge was the safe handling of demolition and construction materials to complete the project.



Over 20 locations in Pa. Nj. And Del.  Retail fit-out for hair cutting salons. Typical project includes 1600sf, multiple cutting stations, hair washing stations, etc. Landlord provided “vanilla box” with bare walls and floors and acoustical ceiling finished out for retail end use. “Turn key” Services  included all required permitting and approvals to store completion. Average 6 week duration.

Rothrock Chevrolet Springfield, PA

Parking lot expansion for major dealership on Springfield’s ‘Golden Mile”.

Saint Kevin’s Parish Life Center

The St. Kevin’s Parish Life Center in Springfield, Delaware County, Pa. was completed in early fall of 2002.    The project covered over 13,000 sf. and included a gymnasium, parish offices, conference rooms, public lavatories, storage areas, kitchen, and common areas. Challenges included joining the facility to the existing school, close proximity to other structures, and working during school hours and around multiple public functions. Through value engineering, we realized over 8% in net savings to the owner. This complete, out of the ground project featured a masonry and steel truss structure with Dryvit EFIS skin and EPDM roofing. In use, the gymnasium functions as a multi purpose facility hosting tournament basketball games and many fundraising events. Owner references and contact information for this project can be found on this website.



Design-Build of the first new Mack and Manco Pizza Store to be built in 40 years. The design criteria includes custom “Boardwalk” flooring, custom laminates, complete commercial pizza kitchen facility, walk-in refrigerators/freezers. The design incorporated historical elements of the New Jersey Boardwalk pizza stores to define and strengthen the Mack and Manco Brand. This store is to be the prototype for the Mack and Manco tri-state franchise program.