Columbus officially top 3 finalist for Stone’s expansion

Written by on August 15, 2014 in Beer - 1 Comment

stone2cbusWhile it’s already been widely speculated, Stone Brewing has officially announced that Columbus is a top three contender for its planned east coast expansion.

According to the below post from the brewery’s Facebook page, Stone is also considering Norfolk, Virginia and Richmond, Virginia for the expansion.

As reported in regional outlets and chatter on the Internet, we have narrowed the focus of our search for an Eastern U.S. brewery to Columbus, Ohio, Norfolk, Virginia and Richmond, Virginia, but won’t be at a point where we can announce our final decision until at least several weeks from now. But we’re excited and on our way.

Stone will be spending about $60 million dollars on a 130,000 square foot production brewery and a 15,000-30,000 square foot restaurant in one of the three finalist cities.

Over 70 Central Ohio bars participated in “Tap A Stone Day” on August 2 to draw Stone’s attention to Columbus’ interest in the brewery. Those interested in showing their support for bringing Stone to Columbus can continue to use the hashtag #stone2cbus on social media.

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One Comment on "Columbus officially top 3 finalist for Stone’s expansion"

  1. chris in zanesville August 23, 2014 at 1:50 PM · Reply

    Is that a good thing? At face value it is obviously awesome, but would it stifle the growth of the rest of the Columbus breweries? Ohio is really coming into its own as a beer state, would a transplant set back the local scenes?

    This from a guy wearing a Stone shirt.

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