Ivywild School, Community Marketplace, Colorado Springs
This former elementary school, built in 1916 and shuttered in 2009, has found new life as a vibrant community space thanks to the folks behind Bristol Brewing & Pub, whose vision propelled the project. Today the classrooms, gym, and hallways are home to a number of vendors and businesses, like the Old School Bakery, which kicks things off in the morning by firing up its ovens to make tasty baked goods, whose aroma greets visitors all day long. Stay after school at the Principal’s Office, featuring beers on tap, wine, cocktails, coffee, tea, and weekday Detention Hour specials. Enjoy a handcrafted beer and pub fare on Bristol Brewery's outdoor patio, or swing by Axe and the Oak Whiskey for a nightcap.