GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Creston Brewery will reopen on October 14 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Michigan in March 2020.
The Brewery, 1504 Plainfield Ave. NE, announced the reopening date in a press release on Wednesday, October 5.
Creston is being reopened by Saugatuck Brewing Co., which announced in April the purchase of the brewery, which had been closed since the start of the pandemic.
“We’re not really going to change anything,” Saugatuck Brewing Co. president and CEO Ric Gillette told the Grand Rapids Press at the time. “We will keep as many former employees as possible”
Creston Brewery, 1504 Plainfield Ave. NE, opened in August 2016 in the former DeKorne Furniture store by co-owners Scott Schultz and Vincent Lambert. Schultz was the master brewer, while Lambert was the CFO, according to Creston’s website.
Lambert and fellow owner Cailin Kelly said in a statement that they chose to sell Creston because of the financial toll caused by the pandemic as well as their decision to make a significant investment in a building within a “neighborhood of” ‘business promising a great development that has never been achieved “. production.”
Kelly and Lambert also said they “were not eligible for federal assistance and no longer had the financial means or the capital to continue to operate the business.” The two “had opened the brewery with a bank loan which required their house to be pledged to personally guarantee the loan,” the statement said.
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