Size: 6,000 square feet
Status: Completed 2011
Program: Cafe expansion and remodel to provide additional indoor/outdoor seating area and new on-street bike corral.
Colectivo Coffee, Prospect Ave.
Formerly Alterra Coffee Roasters. Construction of Colectivo’s new headquarters on Humboldt Ave. allowed the company to relocate their coffee roasting facilities to the new building, freeing up space in the original Prospect Avenue location.
As part of the extensive remodeling and expansion, the south end of the building – which had served as the roasting warehouse loading dock – was reconfigured to create a new indoor/outdoor seating area. Called the “Green Room”, this space features a large glass and aluminum door that can be opened – weather permitting – to the sidewalk, creating an inviting space that more fully engages the street and pedestrian traffic. New ventilated skylights provide abundant natural daylight. Sidewalk space outside the new “Green Room” was reconfigured to include a 20-stall bike corral, the first in Milwaukee.