8th Street Market renovated a blighted Tyson Foods processing plant into a destination that combines food production, a brewery, retail, restaurants and a culinary arts school. The adaptive use of this facility was catalyzed by increased interest in food production and an adjacent bike trail system.
The main vehicles for the transformation are the Courtyard, Skylight and Vine. The Courtyard is an insertion that demarcates the brewery, establishes an entrance for the culinary school, and creates 320 linear feet of new storefront. The Skylight transformed an existing mechanical opening into a real estate asset, and the Vine is a 580-foot shade structure that creates a covered band of activity.