Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Idle Hands Craft Ales in Everett Being Forced Out of Its Home

The first nanobrewery to open in the Boston area will soon have to leave its home because of the upcoming casino that is on the way.

Boston Magazine is reporting that Idle Hands Craft Ales in Everett is being forced to vacate the Charlton Street building in which it currently resides by June 30 so that a construction access road for the Wynn casino project can be built. The article says that although the brewery was given only four months notice, founder/owner Chris Tkach knew that they would eventually have to move and has been looking at new spaces over the past year--and they tentatively have a new space in the works nearby, pending the outcome of lease negotiations. It does appear that there will be a stretch of time when Idle Hands will have no home, so they are currently building up their inventory and will also be using the nearby Night Shift Brewery facilities until they can move into their new home.

[June 28 update: According to its Facebook page, the last day for Idle Hands on Charlton Street was yesterday.]

Idle Hands Craft first introduced their beers to the public in the fall of 2011.

The current address for Idle Hands is 3 Charlton Street, Everett, MA, 02149. Its website can be found at http://www.idlehandscraftales.com/

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