Malt & Mold is a rare find on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It’s a neighborhood shop where Proprietor Kevin Heald warmly greets visitors at the door and craft beer is king.
If you love beer and cheese, Zagat’s description of the shop makes your mouth water. “This pint-size Lower East Side gourmet pantry’s packed shelves hold a variety of locally sourced goods – from pickles and charcuterie to chocolates and ice cream. In addition to a fine fromage selection and microbrews in three different sizes of take-home growlers poured from eight taps; frequent tastings and prudent prices keep the diminutive digs buzzing.” Adding to the unique offerings are a few special hard to find imports that line the shelves. The shelves coincidentally are supported by Rakks thanks to the vision of New York-based architect William J. Rockwell. Rockwell’s design included the heavy duty Q Style Wall Mounted Standard paired with T Style Shelf Support Brackets.
“The simplicity and streamlined design of the tracks and simple geometry of the brackets in quality finishes have always been Rakks primary selling point,” says William, “the systems affordability, and great care by Rakks in assisting in delivery made the end installation at Malt and Mold go smoothly.”
William has a long history with Rakks dating back to 2002 when he was renovating his space. Since then, he has done 5 projects with Rakks including the 504 Grand Street Apartment (pictured above) and Malt and Mold. He assures us there will be many more to come.