A Place to Gather at PublicHouse
How Drawn helped convert a 100-year-old church into a contemporary food hall designed to invite eating, drinking, and — above all — connecting with friends and neighbors.
In 2018, Colby and Patric (owners of Tap & Growler and Beergarden) set their sights on a historic building across the river in Springfield, Oregon. Colby, who was born and raised in Springfield, says that he’s always wanted to help revitalize the downtown area. The PublicHouse project was successful exactly at that — it revived a historic, downtown gathering space in a new context and drew the community back in to share meals and toast beers with loved ones. PublicHouse is a family-friendly place to gather that includes food pods, a beer hall, an outdoor bar, outdoor eating spaces with communal tables, and a stylish whiskey bar.