The former location of the Hoster Brewing Company has been dormant in the city’s Brewery District for years. But now, a new redevelopment project is planning on bringing it back to life.
Known as Front & Fulton, the project plans to bring a massive 25,000 square foot event space, 150,000 square feet of office space, residential lofts, three restaurant spaces, two bars (one of them a rooftop bar), a cafe, and more to the historic site, located at 477 S. Front St.
The mixed-used redevelopment, which will cover over 250,000 square feet in total, is slated to be completed in 2023.
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According to Ross Lanford, senior vice president at the Columbus branch of Colliers International, the real estate group behind Front & Fulton, the restaurant and bar spaces within the historic redevelopment are available for lease. This means we’ll begin to get a picture of the space’s retail landscape as soon as tenants sign on.
The upcoming construction of a new Front Street Bridge alongside the reconfiguration of an exit off I-70/71 will allow for easy access to the development.
With a handful of new feature spaces, it’s easy to overlook another hallmark of the former Hoster Brewing Company complex: its historic charm. According to Lanford, Front & Fulton plans to embrace the unique, storied past of the building into its interior aesthetic.
“[Front & Fulton] is a redevelopment, it’s a unique space that you don’t see all that often. We’re essentially recreating a historic landmark,” Lanford said. “It’s a space with character that can’t be replicated. You add that to the great location, and you have something really special.”