::Sidetrack Brewpub Postponed Until Fall
From Raleigh Chronicle Staff Reports
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
RALEIGH - A proposed brewpub in downtown Raleigh on South Hargett Street has pushed back its opening date one more time.
The Sidetrack Brewpub was supposed to have opened in late 2006 and then this summer but has announced on its website that it will not be opening until later this fall.
"The Sidetrack Brewpub is not yet open for business," says the front page of the website. "As of late April, we have received the plan submittal back from the City of Raleigh. After addressing their modest comments we will resubmit for permit and then be under construction soon afterward. The opening date is...in the fall."
Many people in the community have been excited about the prospect of the opening of the new brewery, which would be within walking distance of the Boylan Heights neighborhood. The location also affords a commanding view of the downtown Raleigh skyline over the several lines of railroad tracks that go through downtown.
In addition, when it opens it would be only the second brewery in downtown Raleigh.
The proposed Sidetrack Brewpub is located at the intersection of Hargett Street and Boylan Avenue next to the railroad tracks.
The location is only a couple of blocks away from the large entertainment district that starts at the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Glenwood Avenue.
The Sidetrack Brewpub is being started by Raleigh architect Andrew Leager who has been operating a cabinet shop in downtown Raleigh since 1997 called Special Projects
and who also been an avid amateur beermaker at home for many years, according to the Boylan Heights community newsletter.
According to plans for the Sidetrack Brewpub on their website, there would be outdoor seating where visitors could enjoy restaurant fare in addition to beer brewed on the premises. ::