|Site of a new Lyn-Lake microbrewery|
After a short stint as the home of vintage furniture store Theater Antiques
, the old Lyndale Theater building near Lake Street has once again entered a long period of vacancy. But news recently broke that a trio of developers has made a bid for the building, and their vision for the historic site involves something much more fun than sofas and settees: Beer. They'll offer organic and gluten-free varieties, mainly, and a nice place to drink it in, too.
The potential co-owners are currently awaiting approval from the city, reports the Southwest Journal
, but if everything goes according to plan Uptown could have another rooftop patio by early this summer.
Here are a few more details on their plans.
Nestled among music venues, dives, and restaurants, it's a desirable location for a brewery or bar. In fact, a few years ago the old Uptown Bar had planned to re-locate to this same spot, but the deal fell through. The new brewery will be in good bar-crawl company with Herkimer
both on the same block.
The three co-founders, Mark Anderson, Paul Cossette, and Joel Carlson are seeking to restore some of the original details of the building, and are planning to add a rooftop patio as well as additional outdoor seating. The taproom is meant to be a community hub that will act as a CSA pickup spot and have food delivery available from area restaurants.
The brewery's name is yet to be announced, but the opening is slated for June. Stay tuned for updates.
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