The first mess, and more to come!

Thanks to all who came out to our first Morning Mess event the other week, and a special thanks to our speakers Geof Ramsay and Wyatt Lawrence who shared some great stories on their work! Also a thank you to the King Street Second Cup Coffee Co. and Cookie Crumb Bakery in Rothesay for their help in supplying the breakfast.

Stay in touch on twitter (@MorningMessSJ) for news about our next event coming soon!



Thanks to everyone who attended Stephen and Monica’s lecture, part of the Architalx lecture series in Portland, Maine.Thank you to Architalx for the invitation to speak, and the Portland Museum of Art for hosting! We hope to visit again!

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.


PCR_Heritage Award-01

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.


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.

website news image-15


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.



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…