Owner relocating brewery
A brewery in the region is moving down the street.
Cellar Brewing Co. plans to redevelop a property in Sparta, at 133 E. Division St., as well as two adjacent vacant buildings into a space for a brewery and restaurant with a full kitchen.
Cellar Brewing currently operates in Sparta, at 500 E. Division St., about a half-mile east of its future home.
The new location previously housed Momber’s Hometown Pharmacy, which recently moved to a nearby location.
Cellar Brewing Co. is expected to invest nearly $1.9 million in the project, which will create 19 full-time-equivalent jobs, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp., or MEDC, yesterday.
The project will be partially funded by a $250,940 Michigan Community Revitalization Program performance-based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund.
Additionally, the Village of Sparta is supporting the project with a $110,000 Downtown Development Authority facade grant.
MEDC said the project is expected to bring “significant foot traffic and additional economic activity to the downtown."
Cellar Brewing Co.
Established in 2013, Cellar Brewing Co. has a rotating tap of 16 beers brewed by Owner and Brewmaster Chuck Brown.
The brewery produced 445 barrels of beer in 2015, according to Business Journal research.