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New Winery Joins Growing Wisconsin Industry

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 16, 2020 8:15:00 AM / by Scott G. Truehl posted in Baraboo, Restaurant construction

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When Matt and Kristin Boegner first contacted Friede & Associates to discuss their plans for a new multipurpose building, we never would have guessed that the project would result in Balanced Rock Winery, one of Wisconsin’s premier wineries, restaurants and event spaces. Located on the south side of Baraboo, Wisconsin on the doorstep of Devils Lake State Park, the new 6,000-square-foot building includes a beautiful tasting area, retail space, outdoor seating, grape crushing pad, and events stage.

Guests are invited to enjoy a beverage in their tasting room,  bask in the sunshine on the outdoor patio, or enjoy local musicians performing throughout the year.

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Tangent Kitchen & Taproom Joins The Vintage Brewing Family

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 5, 2019 8:13:29 AM / by Scott G. Truehl posted in Madison, Restaurant construction

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While Friede & Associates was busy constructing Vintage Brewing Company in Sauk City, Wisconsin in 2017, planning had already begun for a fourth location on Madison, Wisconsin’s near eastside. Vintage Brewing Company President Mark Kraemer disclosed to the Friede team in the Fall of 2016 that they were in negotiations to lease the first floor of a building that would be built at the corner of Livingston Street and the 800 block of East Washington Avenue. 

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Friede & Associates Brings Popular New Brewery to Sauk City, Wisconsin

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2019 7:48:00 PM / by Scott G. Truehl posted in microbrewery, Restaurant construction

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If there’s a trend criss-crossing the country, it’s the growing popularity and ubiquity of craft breweries. Nearly 1,000 new breweries opened in 2017 and the numbers for 2018 have remained steady. Friede & Associates joined the party in 2018 with the construction of the new, 26,000-square-foot Vintage Brewing Company Sauk Prairie that opened in January 2018.

The Vintage Brewing Company joins two other locations in Madison, Wisconsin and is one of the latest additions to the state’s growing craft beer scene.

The facility features panoramic views of the Wisconsin River, 40 tap lines in the main bar, and a posh 250-seat wedding and banquet facility. Plus, it’s expected to “pave the way for a hotel, bring more business to the village’s downtown, and draw customers from Madison, Wisconsin Dells, and nearby Devil’s Lake State Park, which drew nearly 3 million visitors last year,” noted the Wisconsin State Journal.

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The 15 Best Bars & Restaurants in Southern Wisconsin

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2018 9:46:00 AM / by Scott G. Truehl posted in Wisconsin Dells, Design Build Construction, Madison, Restaurant construction

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The Old Fashioned, a Wisconsin-themed, retro-style tavern where “Wisconsin Is King” is located in Madison, Wisconsin.

We are always eager to read “The Top 10 [Insert A Topic] in Wisconsin” posts from Best Things Wisconsin, USA Today,, Buzzfeed, and other publications as they draw attention to the wonders of Wisconsin. Many times they focus on restaurants, water parks, attractions, resorts or retail outlets that Friede & Associates has had the pleasure to build. Who would have guessed when we constructed The Old Fashioned Restaurant about a decade ago that it would go on to be a staple on these lists in both the restaurant and bar categories.

So, we got thinking about some of the restaurants and bars we have built over the past 10 years or so and decided to compile our own “15 Best.” Bon appetit!

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