Any day now we anticipate that the Ortlieb's Brew House and Stock House in Northern Liberties will be demolished. As I wrote earlier this month, the demolition comes at the hands of Bart Blatstein who essentially neglected the buildings into their current state of dramatic ruin during his decade-plus ownership.
As neighborhood and preservation advocates wish for Blatstein to change his mind and adapt the old brewery complex, rather than erasing this piece of defining neighborhood fabric
, others are finding a way to say goodbye.
Tes and Daniel Davison hoisted a flag high in the tree growing from Ortlieb's roofline that says "I'll miss you." Daniel Davison wrote
that the flag and film were a way to say farewell to the building, but also to let the building itself say goodbye to the neighborhood. Here's their short film: