Pop-A-Shot - Historic Warehouse District Renovation - Peoria, IL

PAST PERFORMANCE - Pop-A-Shot a well-known brand in the arcade industry that produces and sells electronic arcade basketball games moved its headquarters from Salinas, Kansas to downtown Peoria.  P.J. Hoerr along with architects Farnsworth Group turned a 1920's era warehouse building into a two-story corporate office that showcases its historical architecture while creating a playful vibe associated with one of the most popular arcade games ever.

The Challenge

Coming home

“One time we were back here a couple years ago, and thought okay, maybe we should look for a property here. We fell in love with the Warehouse District, and looked into a number of properties there. I lived in Chicago, so I love old warehouses you see in the Midwest. You sure don’t see them in California, where we’re from.” Owner - Tony Stucker

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The Process

This 2-story complete historic renovation in the warehouse district in Peoria, IL involved exterior restoration to include new windows, roofing and masonry repairs. The interior was a complete renovation including all new MEPF systems while maintaining all the original wood and masonry.

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The Result

The renovation comprised of an upper level open office, arcade basketball display area and private offices and conference room. The lower level houses shipping operations for custom units. Historic preservation services also included masonry restoration, and historic replica roof, heavy timber structure, and window replacements.

Other amenities included an open stair adjacent to the main entrance connecting to the basement, a staff lounge, and kitchenette. Lighting and a large high-volume, low-velocity fan were selected for their industrial aesthetic.

Owner Tony Stucker