The Cooperage

The historic E. & B. Holmes Machinery Company Building Complex in Buffalo, NY, known for manufacturing wooden barrels, was comprised of three primary sections, which encircled a central courtyard.  Unfortunately through the years portions of the property have suffered great and irreversible damage and needed to be demolished.

Through selective demolition and new construction, the former industrial property will see an incredible transformation delivering a vibrant mix of uses in an entertainment focused destination. Designed by CJS Architects, The Cooperage will include Buffalo’s Resurgence Brewing Company, a world class rock climbing facility operated by Central Rock Gym, 10 market-rate apartments and a distillery focused in barrel-aged spirits that will be announced at a later date.

Resurgence Brewing Company’s new 25,000 square foot facility at The Cooperage will allow them to greatly increase production, expand their footprint throughout the State, and help revitalize the long vacant E. & B. Holmes Machinery Company complex. The brewery will feature a 2-story tap room with food in the historic Pattern Building, banquet space for parties of all sizes, and beer gardens for guests to enjoy.

Central Rock Gym’s new 21,000 square foot facility at The Cooperage will bring a world class indoor rock climbing, fitness and yoga to the facility. It will have over 300 linear feet of bouldering walls for beginners to advanced climbers, and kid specific climbing area.  In addition to the enormous climbing areas with walls up to 45 feet in height, there will be a work-out area with state of the art cardio machines.