Surly breaks ground on $20M destination brewery in Minneapolis

  • Article by: Janet Moore , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 29, 2013 - 9:30 PM

The company that paved the way for other taprooms broke ground on a $20 million-plus expansion in southeast Minneapolis.

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jbpaperOct. 29, 13 1:29 PM

I looking forward to sitting on the patio, the smell of garbage in the air, the cloud of dust blowing in my face and the noise of the container depot/railyard in my ears. What could be finer?

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dtmonkeyboyOct. 29, 13 1:30 PM

The amount of private money money pouring into Minneapolis is amazing. It was at a record high in 2013 and looks to remain high for 2014 and 2015. The news of the death of Minneapolis seems to be more wishful thinking by some, then anything close to reality.

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jbpaperOct. 29, 13 1:33 PM

"Surly chose the site, which is near the University of Minnesota Transitway and the Central Corridor light rail line in Prospect Park, after looking at more than 80 prospective properties." ----- It's near the transitway but there aren't any stops near there. As for the light rail, what is going to happen if CSM decided to block off their private road that lies between the station and the brewery.

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nogophersOct. 29, 13 1:38 PM

Breweries, not stadiums, are the country's job creators.

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quinnerooOct. 29, 13 1:44 PM

Congratulations Omar and Todd! Great work!

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darkcircleOct. 29, 13 1:51 PM

Life would depress me if I thought negatively about every sign of economic improvement. I shall not give into this attitude. Of course I'd rather like to be drinking a beer on a lake too, but I wouldn't mind the comfort of drinking the beer once in a while in the city. Financial investment doesn't bother me if small business and the consumer benefit from it, but unfortunately conservatives are threatened by it. Although I respect some quality conservative values, I think a real man is one who doesn't mind spending a dollar or two on a beer, regardless of political persuasion.

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pmarc078Oct. 29, 13 2:06 PM

Nice to see Rybak at a groundbreaking ceremony that didn't involve extortion from a new jersey shyster and a trashing of the city's charter.....

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realpatriotOct. 29, 13 2:06 PM

Awesome! Now attach at 25,000 person soccer stadium to it and bring the MLS (MN Surly) to the TC!

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pomooneOct. 29, 13 2:07 PM

jbpaper - Do you know anything about Surly? Or Surly drinkers? Or craft beer drinkers in general? Have you been to Three Floyds? Surly doesn't brew beers with names like Darkness, Abrasive, Bender, etc. for those who are afraid of a little bit of big city charm. Personally, I can't wait to take the LRT to the Prospect Park station (.4 miles from the new destination), sit down in a patio surrounded by real people, and drink REAL beer! Meanwhile, I'm sure you can find a Granite City with a parking lot 100 feet from the door, where you can sit at sterile bar, surrounded by plastic people drinking plastic beers.

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tallbobOct. 29, 13 2:12 PM

jbpaper: Aren't guys like you always criticizing the city because businesses are leaving the city? I've been pretty tough on the city for this business loss thing also, but comm'on this is good news!

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