SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have signed a long-term lease for the old Pyramid Brewery building on First Avenue South across from T-Mobile Park. The building has been vacant since spring of 2020.
Team officials said plans for the property include a restaurant, brewpub and event spaces.
A boutique brewpub will be called Steelheads Alley. Its resident brewer will be Rodney Hines, co-founder and CEO of Métier Brewing, which is recognized as Washington’s first Black-owned brewery.
It will offer as many as 10 rotating taps featuring Métier Brewing beers, including some small-batch craft beers brewed on-site.
The pub is named for the Seattle Steelheads, which played a single season in the West Coast Baseball Association of the Negro Leagues in 1946. The pub’s décor will pay tribute to the teams and players from the Negro Leagues.
The restaurant, an upscale sports bar and grill, will have seating for 250 people and feature Pacific Northwest cuisine with locally-sourced ingredients.
A 15,000-square-foot warehouse is being renovated into a flexible space for events such as weddings, parties and community gatherings to watch sports games. It will be able to accommodate as many as 800 people.
The building’s original interior brick walls will be preserved to keep the historic look of the building, which was built in 1914.
The southeast end of the property will be a dog-friendly outdoor entertainment area, with gardens that will allow access to the indoor event space to create an indoor-outdoor gathering place. It will be open for events at T-Mobile Park and Lumen Field.
On days when there aren’t games, interactive games and sports broadcasts will be featured along with movie nights, holiday celebrations and live music.
The targeted opening for the building is July or August of 2022.
Demolition of the interior is underway.
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