“Englewood Brews, a taproom and brewery scheduled to open next spring near Kennedy-King College, is turning to crowdfunding to make the South Side brewery a reality.
“The brewery planned for 821 W. 63rd St. launched an Indiegogo campaign hoping to raise $50,000 for the buildout and to “provide jobs and skills training for local residents” as part of the construction.
“Proprietors Lesley Roth and Steve Marchese have spent the last two years working on the space, and construction on the production side of the brewery is set to begin soon.
“There’s a pride of place determination in Englewood that we’ve haven’t seen in any other neighborhood,” added Roth. “There’s a will and an excitement, a real kind of power there. Not to say that there aren’t other great neighborhoods, but with the history of the community, and everything going on right now, we really see this as a chance to be part of Englewood’s amazing future.”(Nesbitt Golden, 11/22/19)
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Englewood’s First Brewery Has Big Plans For The Neighborhood, But They Need Some Funding Help; Englewood Brews, a social enterprise microbrewery, needs your help to bring good beer and job opportunities to the neighborhood, Jamie Nesbitt Golden, Block Club Chicago, 11/22/19