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MAKING ARCHITECTURE MATTER

Thursday, March 19, 7pm at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton.

A free public presentation and celebration of contemporary architecture by three of the Maritimes’ most inspiring young architects. Hosted by John Leroux and the AANB. Join the Acre along with Omar Gandhi and Design Plus Architecture and Interiors for an engaging conversation on architecture in the east coast.

 

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Port City Royal Awarded for Excellence in Heritage Conservation

Port City Royal has been recognized for it’s rehabilitation of the commercial storefront at 45 Grannan Street and it’s contribution to heritage conservation in the city. Congratulations to head chef and owner Jakob Lutes, as well as building owner Derek Billingsley and Elevation Contractors who were also recognized for the award. We are proud to be part of the project!

Thank you to the City of Saint John, the Heritage Development Board and the Heritage Services staff for the recognition, and congratulations to the other award recipients who help keep our city beautiful.

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Port City Royal officially opens

After over a year of tireless work from a passionate team of dreamers, builders, artists, and all around food lovers, Port City Royal – spearheaded by chef Jakob Lutes – has officially opened its doors, offering their full menu of East Coast inspired cuisine. Located at 45 Grannan Street in uptown Saint John – please visit the Port City Royal website for their hours and menu. The Acre suggests the donair, made on an Acadian inspired ploye.

It was a pleasure to work with Elevation Contractors, Black River Woodworking, and Duncan Electrical on this exciting project.

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THE ACRE IS MOVING!

After two and a half incredible years in the Creative Soup building, we need more acreage. We’ve moved to a new Saint John location for January 2015. More details about our exciting new projects and our fresh digs & design will be revealed in the New Year. In the meantime, if you need us, feel free drop us a line.

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CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON THE NEW PICAROONS BREWERY

Acre and Picaroons are pleased to announce that construction of the new Picaroons Roundhouse Brewery has begun with contractors ADI Atlantic.  Look for them breaking ground at the Former Gibson Roundhouse in Fredericton this week, but be patient, the taps aren’t flowing just yet…

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ARCHITECTURE AS CULTURAL STORY TELLING

Stephen Kopp and Monica Adair are lecturing at the Tides Institute in Eastport Maine this evening! Tonights lecture looks at Acre’s focus on “storied architecture”. Check out their article in the Telegraph Journal here!

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ALL CANADIAN COOL

Not sure about ‘cool’, but the Acre is honoured to represent New Brunswick as one of Canada’s Style Setters in Saturday’s Globe & Mail.  See the other designers in Carley Fourtune’s feature here!