Jack's Abby in Framingham Takes Over Adjacent Building, Doubling Its Size
A brewery west of Boston that moved to a much larger space last year has just expanded even more--though it is not yet known what the specific plans are for the new space.
Boston Magazine is reporting (via a MetroWest Daily News article), that Jack's Abby in Framingham has signed a lease for a building that is connected to its present facility on Clinton Street, effectively doubling the total size of the business. The post says that the exact plans for the second building have not been disclosed, though it appears part of it could include a tasting room; it looks like more details on the building's use will come out later this month after a Framingham Planning Board meeting take place.
Jack's Abby's original home had been on Morton Street until last year when it made the move to Clinton Street, giving the company almost six times more space. (Exhibit A Brewing Company now resides in its old spot.)
The website for Jack's Abbey can be found at http://jacksabbybrewing.com/
[September 15 update: The Boston Globe confirms what a source told us earlier this week, that the new space Jack's Abby is taking over will include a 5,000-square-foot tap room along with space for its growing specialty barrel-aging program for wine and bourbon-aged beers. (The building will also be used for warehouse space.]
[October 14 update: Boston Magazine mentions (via MetroWest Daily News) that the new space will be called Springdale Barrel Room, with Jack's Abby cofounder Jack Hendler saying "It's going to be like a different brewery." (The building will have a totally separate business model from Jack's Abby and it will have its own staff.) If all goes as planned, Springdale Barrel Room will open this winter.]
Jack's Abby in Framingham Is Moving, Opening Restaurant within New Space
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