Tour Series: Budd Dairy

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Join us for a tour of the Budd Dairy building, an exemplary example of adaptive reuse on May 4!  Presented by the Committee on Design.

In 1916, the Budd Dairy Building and plant opened in Italian Village on Fourth Street. It was advertised as “America’s finest milk bottling plant” and “buyers and distributors of sweet milk and ice cream”. At the time, the dairy company had the most modern features of a milk processing plant. The building was 70’ wide and 150’ long with two stories and a full basement. The second floor was used as an assembly hall hosting the first “radio dance” events in Columbus. Through the years the company changed ownership. The last shipment of milk was processed in 1967. The architect of the original building was David Riebel.

Today this adaptive reuse building known as Budd Dairy Food Hall is a chef driven incubator that provides opportunities for culinary adventurers to refine their concept, grow their business, and build a loyal following all while sharing space with other like-minded entrepreneurs. The extensive work to preserve this most recognized building in Italian Village was done by Shremshock Architects. In 2018, Budd Dairy was named one of the 10 best development projects by Columbus Underground.

Attendees are invited to stay for a happy hour at Budd Dairy Food Hall following the tour.

May 4, 2022
4-5:30 PM
Budd Dairy
1086 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201

Earn 1.5 LU | HSW
Member: $10
Non-Member: $20

Limited space available.

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