Around the Meadery
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The New Meadery **Coming Soon**
Pictures of the construction for the new meadery, coming to Pittsboro in Summer 2018. We'll be down at The Plant on Lorax Lane, joining the new Chatham Beverage District! Scroll through the gallery below to see the progress!
A view south of the new site.
The new Mead Hall will be up the hill from this parking lot, just past the trees.
12/03/17 - lots of helpers to get the new sign up
Ben and Becky with the new "Coming Soon" sign.
12/06/17 - They've cleared the bushes and graded the land! It looks bigger without all the extra trees!
You can see in this closer picture that there are flags marking the corners of the buildings. The Production building will be in the right foreground of this, the Mead Hall on the left behind that.
12/17/17 - You can see that there are things going on, but it's still hard to see what from the road.
These holes are for the footings that will hold up the main Tasting Room floor.
12/23/17 - A cement truck has been by.
They filled in the footing holes with cement. The blocks will go on next to hold up the floor.
This is for the foundation under the offices and event space. The space looks small because the trench is big! (Becky stood in "her office" and misted up a bit!)
12/31/17 - Blocks are starting to rise above the grade level! It was so exciting to see it moving UP!
The boards are in place for the foundation of the Production building! This building will be finished quickly, since it's a metal building.
The bricks are in place for the footings of the Tasting Room and the support for the offices and event space in the background.
1/7/18 - Not much done due to low temperatures. Next week!
1/13/18 - Rain this week made it muddy, but warmer temps allowed more concrete work.
Footings for the tasting room are finished. You can see the cutout for the fireplace!
They've poured the first concrete for the foundation of the Production Building.
2/10/18 - The foundations for both buildings were filled in with dirt, tamped and covered for the rain.
2/14/18 - Happy Valentine's Day to Ben! That is his building delivered and just waiting to go up!
2/24/18 - After many weeks of waiting, the foundations for both building were poured!
The Tasting Room building all ready to start. The foundation is for the offices, restrooms and private event space.
3/04/18 - So exciting to see what's happened! The site has been leveled and the Production Building is going up!
A shot from the SE corner of the Tasting Room looking up the hill to the Production Building.
Looking west out of the Tasting Room building, this will be the "backyard"! Lots of room for gatherings, Mead Day and movies on the lawn.
3/24 - Production building coming along in the foreground, and framing has finally begun on the Tasting Room building in the back!
The wrap-around porch is not in yet, but they've started framing the front wall of the building.
On the right, offices, restrooms and the private event space are framed in. The big space in the middle will be the Great Hall.
Looking up the hill (west) to finally see the Mead Hall taking shape!
4/1 - Looking south from the road. Pretty blue trim on the Production building. And a roll up door!
Looking north from the "backyard" behind the Mead Hall at the back of the Production building. Lots of space for events!
4/3 - A huge crane showed up to put the trusses on the Mead Hall! Amazing! Photo courtesy of Thomas Vincent.
And the finished shot of the trusses! Photo courtesy of The Plant