Rapids Brewing Co is a 6,800 sf adaptive re-use project in downtown Grand Rapids, MN. Formerly a movie theater, and more recently used for storage, the building has been transformed into a lively tap room and on-site brewery. Live music graces the stage where there once were movie screens. Several unique details were salvaged from the theater days including decorative pilasters and an original plaster wall relief. A full wall mural of Marilyn Monroe, originally part of the theatre’s lobby, now watches over the brewery. After demolishing an adjacent building, a commercial kitchen with wood fired stove was added to the theatre. The new open site also features sunny outdoor seating, and a covered patio with fire pits.