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Brewery to begin site work

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Residents who have anxiously waited for construction to begin on the new brewery and restaurant at the corner of Main and Maple Streets will soon have something to cheer about.

According to David Ringler, owner of the Cedar Springs Brewing Company, site work will begin at 94 N. Main in the next two to three weeks. “We have a very tight, efficient construction schedule so things should happen fast once we get started,” explained Ringler. “We are on schedule for a late summer opening, barring something unforeseen, and in time for Red Flannel Festival. We’re excited to get this thing going, too!”

The brewery had a ground-breaking last fall, and then had to wait for additional testing by the state DEQ regarding a fuel oil tank that had been on site.

The 8,000 square-foot brewery and full-service restaurant will seat 150 inside, and 100 outside in its outdoor biergarten.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced last month that it had awarded the Cedar Springs Brewing Company LLC and 95 North Main LLC a Michigan Community Revitalization Program performance-based grant of $285,614. The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of more than $1.5 million and create 15 full-time equivalent jobs.

In addition, the City of Cedar Springs Brownfield Redevelopment Authority received approval for local and school tax capture in the amount of $56,800 to alleviate brownfield conditions at the site. The City of Cedar Springs is supporting the project with a PA 198 Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption valued at $130,000 and contributing $31,178 in local funds toward the brownfield redevelopment plan.

Because of the three-month delay in construction work, the microbrewery is extending its brick program for the outdoor patio. People can purchase them online at www.csbrew.com. They also have other items in their gift shop online.

Ringler said they are moving their current office out of the old Red Flannel Festival building, and into a new one, so don’t currently have regular office hours. People can schedule a time to meet if needed at team@csbrew.com or by calling 696-BEER. You can also check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cedarspringsbrew.

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