Savannah Spirits and Chop House
Located in downtown Savannah on the corner of State and Whitaker streets, the building was formerly the home of Friedman’s Fine Art Gallery. For over 30 years stucco covered the historic façade in an effort to stop deterioration on the building. Structural elements of the building had been changed so often over time that the structure was in physical jeopardy. Lynch Associate Architects lead the design team in bringing the property to its former glory with Tharpe Engineering Group creating the structural remedies that are currently underway. Dean Bell, owner of Savannah Spirits, entrusted JTVS Builders with the revitalization and construction efforts. Savannah Spirits will be the first liquor distillery to be opened inside a historic downtown structure since prohibition.