Lyn-Lake theater to become new brewery and taproom

Categories: Beer, Coming Soon
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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.

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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 and Moto-i 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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Theatre Antiques

2934 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

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mrbungle2818
mrbungle2818

Hopefully it will be better than the awful breweries that are already on that block.  I'm looking at you Herkimer and Moto-i.

Thomas Zocher
Thomas Zocher

Wow...a brewery and taproom...right next door to a brewery and taproom.

Danielle Henkels
Danielle Henkels

It's not so much what the use is for it as that the building is getting a use in my mind. As long as it's a good beer I'm all about options of brew pubs.

Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin

Kent, I guess my small gripe is that brewery openings/expansions are becoming more common place. To the point of where I question "is this news?" I know some get a thrill out of local businesses opening up (especially if it's in their neighborhood) but it doesn't thrill me.

Christopher Dene
Christopher Dene

Theater Antiques being there for at least 10-12 years a short stint? meh

Kent Erickson
Kent Erickson

Yeah I don't get the hate on breweries either Danielle. The common thread about the brewery haters comments is that none of them have an alternative as to what should go in these places instead of breweries. One of my biggest pet peeves, people that bitch about things but don't have a better solution/idea themselves. Better a brewery go in this place than have it sit empty.

Kent Erickson
Kent Erickson

Matthew... what's wrong with another brewery? The more the merrier in my opinion. More small, locally made fresh beer options the better in my opinion.

John Schultz
John Schultz

So you guys would rather have an empty store front then a business that's probably going to generate jobs and help other local businesses?

Mechele Palomares
Mechele Palomares

I like that theater, wish they could just restore the theater

Dave Salmonson
Dave Salmonson

That neighbor hood can really use another bar. The bars there now are over crowded as it is and there are how many apartment buildings going up there now?

Shannon Moore
Shannon Moore

ANOTHER one? Really? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Kenny Peterson
Kenny Peterson

Tatters and Platters was in the current Herkimer site, then moved next door. See the Old Minneapolis site, view the comments under the Bob Mould pic, for a conversation about businesses on that block.

Cindy Roy
Cindy Roy

Just what Mpls needs, another bar/brewhouse.

James Cox
James Cox

that use to be tatters and platers if I rember right

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Would you rather have a mega-church? The more beer stops on my rounds, the better!

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

And serve beer...

phabby
phabby

Taproom with a rooftop in the best location in the city! 

phabby
phabby

@ashley.paguyo Not when I have to drive to remote NE locations in pockets of neighborhoods. A welcome addition to the neighborhood and easily bike-accessible! 

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