Blue Ridge Brewing Co. leaving downtown Greenville


[ Photograph provided by Blue Ridge Brewery ]

New Greer location to open in April 2016


After 20 years, Blue Ridge Brewing Company will be closing its downtown Greenville location by the end of this year.

But loyal customers need not fear. Already in progress is a new location at 308 Trade St. (the former Cazbah space) in downtown Greer that will open by April 1, 2016. Owner Bob Hiller said the Blue Ridge team is excited about the new location and “keeping the brand alive.”

Blue Ridge Brewery will occupy two buildings in Greer – one for the restaurant and brewery and another building next door where they will house the brewing equipment, allowing more space and brewing capacity.

Hiller said he is pursuing other locations in Greenville but nothing is firm quite yet.

That will leave two vacant spaces along Main Street in downtown Greenville: the Blue Ridge Brewing space at 217 N. Main St., and the adjacent property, the former Sky at Blue Ridge space at 219 N. Main St.

The two spaces are 3,377 square feet and 2,226 square feet, respectively. Jim Simkins of Simkins Properties, which owns the property, said the spaces are being marketed for $36 per square foot plus an additional $4 PSF NNN. Initial response has been strong by a variety of national, regional and local retail and restaurant tenants, said Simkins.

“We are extremely excited to have something that is fresher and in touch with where the foodies are headed in Greenville,” said Simkins.



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