Partners plan urban brewery with entertainment venue
Another local brewery should be open by “the time the snow melts.”
Construction on Creston Brewery starts this month in the former DeKorne Furniture Showroom in Grand Rapids' Creston Business District, at 1504 Plainfield Ave. NE.
“This building is an absolute treasure of Grand Rapids history,” said Scott Schultz, one of the brewery’s co-founders. “It was built in the 1920s as a furniture manufacturer and showroom in Furniture City, U.S.A. and is now being re-purposed almost a century later as a microbrewery and taproom in Beer City, U.S.A.
“This historical significance is palpable, something we intend to celebrate in every way imaginable.”
Schultz is joined by partners Molly Bouwsma-Schultz, Vincent Lambert and Cailin Kelly.
Along with a 20-barrel brew system, Creston Brewery will also feature a taproom, restaurant and entertainment venue.
The restaurant will feature a locally sourced menu of burritos, tacos, bowls, nachos and salads with “many seasonal and creative twists.”
The menu will be designed for pairing with beer, hard cider and wine.
Kelly said Creston Brewery’s beer, food, entertainment and employees will reflect the diversity of the neighborhood.
“Creston is the largest neighborhood in Grand Rapids, and its demographics reflect this beautiful city we all share,” Lambert said. “The neighborhood is economically, socially and culturally diverse and that’s why we were driven to start our brewery here.
“We want to create prosperity, enrich people’s lives and give everyone a reason to celebrate life’s simple pleasures every single day in a beautiful setting and affordable prices.”