A concert this Friday introduces a grand plan for Old Stove Brewing
Compare the architectural rendering above to the image below and you’ll recognize that this is something of an ambitious project. This Friday’s pop-up concert is sort of a kick-off party to introduce this big plan.
Old Stove Brewing will open a new location in the North Queen Anne neighborhood along the Lake Washington Ship Canal. It will span a block, from Nickerson Street to Ewing Street, and feature a 30-barrel brewery at its core, surrounded by a taproom and beer garden. Beer at the new facility will be brewed on a system that has some local history — it’s Fremont Brewing’s original 30-barrel brewhouse.
In all, the Old Stove Ship Canal facility will span 24,000-square-feet, provide a live music venue, and create jobs for 60 employees, with room to grow beyond that. Old Stove anticipates opening the new location in 2022. Once the production brewery is operational, Old Stove expects to increase its production and retail sales in Seattle.
“The initial concept for Old Stove was centered on bringing people together and building community,” said Chris Moore, co-founder of Old Stove Brewing. “With this expansion, we’re excited to introduce a welcoming space in the city for locals and visitors to come together around craft beer in addition to Old Stove’s existing taproom at Pike Place Market.”
As far as Old Stove Brewing’s ambitious endeavor is concerned, Chris Moore, a co-founder of Old Stove Brewing, has tackled this kind of thing before. He is the entrepreneur behind Seattle-based Concord Technologies as well as The Mill in Vicksburg, a multi-use real estate development plan to restore and reinvent a historic building in Vicksburg, Michigan.
A Concert This Friday
To introduce, or launch, the project, on Friday, Sept. 17, Old Stove Brewing, working in conjunction with the Tractor Tavern, presents a pop-up concert at the Old Stove Ship Canal location. The event, dubbed Above Board, will benefit Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare (SMASH). Headling the show, Petty Party, a self-described “note-for-note, irony-free, singalong-friendly tribute band” honoring the music of Tom Petty.
“This event unites two of our passions—craft beer and live music—around a common cause,” said Moore. “This first concert at the Ship Canal site highlights our intentions for this space and our goal to become a significant contributor to the Seattle music scene.”
Tickets for Friday’s concert (6 p.m. – 10 p.m) are on sale now. More details about the show, and tickets, are available here.
The location for this Friday’s event, and the future home of Old Stove Ship Canal, is 600 W. Nickerson Street, Seattle.