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Microbrewery planned in downtown Greensboro!

beerinator.com member Flash posted the following news about a new Greensboro brewpub on beeradvocate.com. I stole this news without asking, just like I steal all of my other news! This should be a great move for the triad area, and it’ll provide Greensboro drinkers with another craft beer option.

Following is what AKSmokedPorter had to say!

There was a side column story on the front page of Section B of the News & Record today (10/16/03), with an abbreviated version online here:

gotriad.com article

Microbrewery planned in downtown Greensboro

Staff Reports
(Wednesday, October 15, 2003 1:31 pm)

GREENSBORO — Work has begun on the Hamburger Square Brewhouse at the corner of South Elm and McGee streets in downtown Greensboro.

Chris Lester and Kayne Fisher announced details today for the restaurant, which should open next spring. Lester and Fisher own Old Town Draft House and Tap Room in Greensboro and First Street Draft House in Winston-Salem.

The renovation and business venture is a $2 million investment in downtown.

The duo partnered with Daniel Draft of Craft Insurance Group and John Lomax of Lomax Construction to purchase and renovate the 11,000-square-foot building. Crews are working to expose the interior brick and wood beams and renovate the original wood ceiling on the first floor.

Brewing equipment on the first floor will be encased in glass, and customers will be able to watch the brewing process. The restaurant will occupy the first two floors and an outside patio. Restaurant offices will occupy the third floor.

J. Hyatt Hammond is the project architect.

The restaurant will be in the former J.W. Jones Grocery at 345 S. Elm St.

“This is a very exciting development for downtown Greensboro,” said Ray Gibbs, president of Downtown Greensboro Inc. “This is both a quality and unique restaurant to add to very fine mix of dining and entertainment choices that have arrived in the last few years.”

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