GRBJ: Attorney plans urban brewery in Alger Heights neighborhood

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A local attorney is planning a new brewery for a Grand Rapids neighborhood.

Christopher Gibbons will seek a special land-use permit for Brass Ring Brewing Co., at 2404 Eastern Ave. SE, at the Dec. 7 Grand Rapids Planning Commission meeting.

The business would occupy 2,165 square feet of space and have a 94-customer total occupancy.

Gibbons is an attorney with Dunn/Gibbons, a law firm downtown.

Brass Ring Brewing would be the first brewery in the Alger Heights business district, and it’s a business that would complement the neighborhood, Gibbons says in his application to the city.

“It is consistent with the Master Plan and will be a neighborhood hub that will attract local residents of Alger Heights and Garfield Park,” he says.

Gibbons says he anticipates hiring three full-time and five part-time employees at the tasting room, which would serve “all natural, small batch craft beers.”

He also says the brewery would focus on “environmental stewardship and best environmental practices.”

You can read the entire story on the website of our partner, the Grand Rapids Business Journal, or pick up this week's edition of the Business Journal on your newsstand.

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