Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage at Clark Ave

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6000 Clark Ave   Cleveland, OH 44102
(@ Train Ave)

(216) 631-7402

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  • Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm

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(216) 631-7402

6000 Clark Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102
(@ Train Ave)

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Location Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm
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Adaptive Reuse in Cleveland, OH at U-Haul Moving & Storage at Clark Ave

Building History

Some say that Erin Brew was one of the most iconic beers ever produced in the history of Cleveland, Ohio. The beer was originally brewed by the Standard Brewing Company, who had set out to make a German Weiss style beer with wheat in the brewing process,  but settled on a lager beer named Erin Brew which was inspired by the founder's Irish cultural heritage.  

The Standard Brewing Company was originally established by Stephen S. Creadon and Jaroslav Pavlik in 1904. In 1905 with help from First National Bank, the company was able to expand and move their operations into an abandoned flower mill. However, within a year, First National Bank, was strongly advocating for a buyout of the company. The company's directors voted to stay independent and allow John T. Feighan to buy in to the company instead. Feighan would prove to be an asset, eventually going from lender to director and then officer of the company. Erin Brew beer started to become widely popular among Cleveland's Irish community and by 1913 the brewery ahd doubled production. During Prohibition, Standard Brewing Co. had to quickly adapt, switching production to soft drinks such as ginger ale, near-beer and ice cream. Much to their excitement, Prohibition ended in 1933 and Standard Brewing Co. converted their facilities right back to beer production and revived Erin Brew shortly thereafter. After World War II, the brewery invested in ad sponsorship on TV and radio broadcasting for the Cleveland Indians baseball games. With a stroke of marketing luck, the Indians went on to win the World Series in 1948 and Erin Brew beer became a houselhold name in Cleveland.

As freight transportation options evolved in the 1950’s, larger breweries could reach even more communities and customers. This advancement drove out smaller independent breweries and pushed them to merge with larger companies. Standard Brewing Company succumbed to this pressure and F&M Schaefer Brewing Company of New York purchased the brewery and brand in 1961. By 1964, the company again trasnfered ownership to C. Schmidt & Sons, a large Philadelphia Brewer. The Erin Brew name eventually became obsolete in the 1960's when Standard Premium beer served as its replacement. 

The Erin Brew name was revived in 1988 in order to market a new beer under a familiar local name, by the Cleveland Brewing Company. Perhaps unironically, The Cleveland Brewing Co. was invested in by the great-grandson of of Standard Brewing company founder, John Feighan. The Standard Brewing Company building was built in 1950 and U-Haul acquired the historic brewery property in 1977.

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 1977, this facility was built through adaptive reuse of an abandoned building. Adaptive reuse promotes infill development in an effort to strengthen communities, with the following benefits achieved at this site: 

  • 174 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented 
  • 11,975 tons of new concrete pours avoided 
  • 12,216 tons of construction and demolition debris prevented 

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for the Cleveland community: 

  • 174,089 kWh annual energy savings 
  • 5,630,970 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented 
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 174 tons (158 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 174,089 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 11,975 tons (10,867 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 5,630,970 lbs (2,554,191 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 12,216 lbs (11,085 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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