Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Hopsters in Newton and Boston Are Hitting the Auction Block

Last month, it was reported that a local brewery with two locations in the Boston area appeared to be headed toward liquidation. Now we have learned that this has indeed happened and that pieces of the places are going to be sold off.

According to a tweet from @TheDrewStarr (via an ad on Brewbound), Hopsters in Newton and Boston are going on the auction block, with auction and appraisal firm Paul E. Saperstein Co. showing that brewery equipment, kitchen and bar equipment, fixtures and furniture, and electronics are being offered via online auctions for the Boston location on January 5 and the Newton location on January 12. In November, a judge rejected a bid by Hopsters to prevent a trustee from changing a September bankruptcy filing to a liquidation; back in September, Hopsters founder/owner Lee Cooper had been looking to reorganize and reinvent the business in order to keep it going.

Hopsters' two locations were in Newton Corner and Boston's Fort Point neighborhood.

[Earlier Articles]
Hopsters Appears to Be Headed Toward Liquidation
Hopsters Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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

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