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Location: Belleville, IL

Architect: while with The Lawrence Group

Eckert’s Country Store

Chris Eckert and his generation have successfully integrated community educational events from kitchen based cooking classes and outdoor grilling techniques, with wine tasting & pairing events and hands-on cooking and crafts for children of all ages. They came with a strategy and we worked with them to implement that strategy along with their vision of an expanded program to create new buildings with historic meaning. Together we translated those ideas into details of the new physical spaces which will ensure that future orchard goers find a setting rich in history to create their own family memories.