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Blackbirds Tavern & Blackbirds Bike Café
When Stewart’s closed its location on South Main Street in Voorheesville, Business For Good saw an opportunity for development there. Ed Mitzen, the founder of Business For Good, grew up in the town and wanted to put something at the location that would benefit the community. Now in Stewart’s place is Blackbirds Tavern with Blackbirds Bike Café across the street. Named after the town’s high school mascot, all profits from both businesses will be donated to Business for Good to provide high schools in the surrounding areas with funding for athletics and activities. Bonacio Construction was brought on to build these new establishments.

Blackbirds Tavern includes two dining areas, one with a bar, entertainment such as golf simulators, and outdoor dining. This project features extensive work done by our Woodshop, including a removable custom bar face, solid stained Hickory countertops and bar back area with shelving going up the wall, pine tongue and groove v-groove on the ceilings with rafters in both dining rooms and faux trusses over the bar. Custom pieces including interior and exterior host stands, fireplace mantels, and faux ceiling beams were made as well. Our team also installed the wall trim and milled and epoxied the Oak tabletops in the dining areas. Outside, our Woodshop built a Douglas Fir timber framed pergola with copper flashing details for the dining area on the front patio.

Conveniently located near the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail in Voorheesville, Blackbirds Bike Café is a destination cafe serving light fare and coffee. The interior serving area features an exposed brick wall and a custom drink bar. Our Woodshop fabricated the laminate countertops and installed the barn board trim on the bar face, which The Old Goat in Voorhesville supplied. Our team also made Maple cabinets for the serving area’s back counter and grab-and-go station. The lounge area includes faux wooden beams provided by The Old Goat and installed by our Woodshop and a custom bike chandelier. Bike racks, a covered porch, and a bike service station, covered by a Douglas Fir pavilion built by our Woodshop, rounds out the exterior.

Customer:

Business For Good

Year Built:

2024

Project Duration:

In Progress

Location:

Voorheesville, NY

Square Footage:

Café – 3,250 / Tavern – 5,000

Architect:

Balzer & Tuck Architecture

Landscape Architect:

Environmental Design Partnership, LLP

Engineer:

Artisan Engineering

Photographer:

Business For Good