The owner of the Millworks restaurant and brewery in Harrisburg has purchased the former Creative Elegance Boutique building at 2921 Market St. in downtown Camp Hill, according to a release from RSR Realtors.
Millworks owner Joshua Kesler said in the release that he plans to open a tasting room, serving craft beers, wine, and spirits, along with a limited food menu, in the spring or summer of 2019.
“Our family had lived in Camp Hill for almost 10 years, so this feels like a homecoming for us,’’ said Kesler. “Camp Hill is a walking community like The Millworks’ location in midtown Harrisburg, so this is a natural fit.’’
The former Creative Elegance Boutique is a three-story building of 3,800 square feet, and also includes a 1,400 square foot carriage house. It was built around 1830, according to RSR.
Planned renovations include expanding the porch and moving the current side parking to the rear to create outdoor seating, although Kesler said he plans to retain most of the historic architecture.
“This is one of the oldest buildings in Camp Hill, and we want to channel that historic vibe,’’ said Kesler, went to similar lengths to retain or re-purpose original materials when he first renovated the Stokes Millworks building a 304 Verbeke Street in Harrisburg.
Earlier this year, Kesler and Millworks’ brewer Jeff Musselman began collaborating with Keesmann Brewery, a 150-year old brewery in Bamberg, Germany, to produce two authentic German beers.
“Jeff is really talented and I think he’s creating some of the best beer in our area,’’ Kesler said. “We were looking to give the brewery side of Millworks more exposure and when this building presented itself, it seemed right.’’
“I think this is a great day for Camp Hill,’’ said RSR Realtors chairman Greg Rothman. “The Millworks Brewery Tasting Room will add to what is already a vibrant downtown.’’