Founders Announces Detroit Expansion

New taproom located in Cass Corridor will serve the growing region


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Founders, in the midst of their 20th year in business, announced this morning that the brewery is moving ahead with their first-ever expansion by adding a second brewery and taproom to the Midtown Detroit area.

Poised to serve the increasing population, sports arenas, and music venues in the southern Cass Corridor neighborhood, Founders sees an opportunity to contribute to the revitalization of Detroit.

“Having been born and raised in the metro area, Detroit has long held a special place in my heart,” said Mark Dorich, Founders’ vice president of retail operations. “It’s a hard working, no-nonsense, culturally diverse and musically-inspired town, which happens to have the best sports teams in the country. Some of our strongest support has come from the east side of Michigan, and we could not think of a better place to expand our taproom experience. We anticipate creating a taproom that is inspired by what we do in Grand Rapids, but unique in its own Motown way. We’re excited to be a larger part of ‘the D!’ ”

The new 14,000-square-foot location will be a full-service brewery offering classic Founders beers as well as food. Construction begins at 456 Charlotte St. in the summer, with the grand opening targeted for winter 2017. The property development is in conjunction with Invest Detroit and Midtown Detroit, Inc.

 

Founders Brewing Co.
235 Grandville Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
foundersbrewing.com

 

 

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