A restaurant, wine shop and bar will be built in the historic Remiza Building on the Imperial Shipyard in Gdańsk. This is another important step for the city to transform the historic shipyard area into a vibrant multifunctional space.
Besides the ongoing renovation, the owner of the historic building, Stocznia Cesarska Development, has signed a 10-year lease agreement with the well-known wine importer Robert Mielżyński, who is already undertaking similar activities in Warsaw and Poznan.
It is without a doubt another milestone in the revitalization of the imperial shipyard. We are taking an important step in implementing our vision to transform the historic shipyard area into a vibrant multifunctional district, ”he says Gerard Schuurman, Project Manager at Stocznia Cesarska Development. The key is to complement the residential and office projects we are working on with social functions such as culinary art. We are very pleased to be able to do this in cooperation with a strong premium brand like “Mielżyński” – he adds Gerard Schuurman.
The former Remiza building dates back to 1884 and initially performed administrative and social functions. In 1903 it was converted into the headquarters of the Fire Brigade, which contained a house for horse carriages and a horse stable for fire brigades.
Now a two-storey building of 644 square meters will be converted into a winery and a restaurant. There will be shelves and decks with wine, a tasting room, and a wine bar on the ground floor, rather than the former garages of fire trucks. A restaurant with an outdoor terrace will be built on the first floor.
– When building the concept of “Mielżyński” wine shops and bars 18 years ago, I really wanted it not to be a mundane business. I also wanted to actively support the development of culture and participate in creating authentic local spaces. In this regard, participation in the Imperial Shipyard revitalization project is very important to me. We have a chance to make this symbolic place breathe and grow deeply in the urban fabric of Gdansk without losing any of its features – says Robert Mielżyński, Founder of Mielżyński Wines Spirits Specialitis.
The building is under conservation protection. Not only does the ongoing renovation work improve the building’s condition but also its unique details, such as fire slides, steel gates or shooting windows. The works are overseen by TPS Reapolis, who was also responsible for the directorate building renovation. The interior design is the result of a collaboration between author design studio Jan Terlecki of Warsaw and Roark Studio of Tri-City.
The restaurant and wine shop will open in the second half of 2021.
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