Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Night Shift Brewing Pulls Plug on Philadelphia Expansion

One of the biggest breweries in the region has canceled its plans to expand to another city, citing the precarious position the expansion would cause right now as the coronavirus crisis continues.

According to WBZ 1030, Night Shift Brewing has pulled the plug on its planned expansion to Philadelphia, with a letter from the business saying that "The COVID-19 pandemic shook our business to the core....We're lucky that we're still in operation and able to see ourselves coming out of this crisis intact. But pushing forward on our Philly project has become too dangerous, threatening a potential collapse of NSB if we don't pull the plug now." Co-founders Rob Burns, Mike O'Mara, and Michael Oxton do leave the door open to revisiting a possible expansion to Philadelphia at some point; the shelved expansion plans had been in the works for more than four years, according to the letter.

Night Shift Brewing has locations in Everett and Boston's Lovejoy Wharf Area, though the latter is temporarily closed.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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