Meyer Najem Completes its 3rd Rockstone Pizza & 1st Big Lug Brewery
Square Feet: 10,660
Architect: Design Point, Inc.
Pizza & beer, what a perfect combination…for building. Right off the Monon Trail near 86th Street in Indianapolis, this project started with knocking down an existing building that was once a restaurant and had been vacant for about a year prior to construction. Once the project team was able to start with a clean slate, they were able to move forward with construction that consisted of a two-story building to house Rockstone Pizza on one side and Big Lug Canteen on the other. The Rockstone Pizza side consists of its signature 10-foot brick oven, red mosaic tiling and customized arc-shaped concrete bar top. The Big Lug side consists of an outdoor concession stand and seating area that can be a welcome stop for people on the Monon Trail. Because of the brewery on the second floor, the building in essence had to be built around the brewing equipment. The first floor houses the main dining area and cooler where patrons can see the conditioning tanks. Incorporated in the interior as well as the exterior is reclaimed barn siding and a Corten Steel barn door serves as function and decoration throughout.