A North Charleston craft beer business expects to create 15 jobs under its previously announced plan to relocate to the city's bustling Park Circle area.
Holy City Brewing is moving its production site to a former Public Works property at 1021 Aragon Ave., near Spruill Avenue, the S.C. Commerce Department said Thursday.
The seven-year-old company plans to keep its existing Dorchester Road public taproom open.
The crosstown move includes the purchase of new brewing equipment. The size of the investment was not disclosed.
"Initially, we will have a closed-to-the-public production facility that will significantly increase our capacity to brew more of our beers, but we will continue to welcome customers to our taproom at its current location on Dorchester Road for libations and food," owner Chris Brown said in a written statement. "Beyond that, we have some big plans for the new site.”
Hiring for the 15 jobs is expected to begin in the third quarter.
City Council voted to sell the 4-acre Aragon Avenue property to an affiliate of Holy City Brewing in 2016 for $1.2 million. The deal was scheduled to close this month.
Mayor Keith Summey called the local brewer's move "a key element in the revitalization" of Spruill Avenue area near Park Circle.
"Situated on the banks of Noisette Creek, this adaptive reuse project and economic development expansion will become a gathering place for the community to enjoy," Summey said in a written statement.
The Aragon Avenue site also will home to the Roses and Ruins Tattoo shop, which a city zoning board approved last month.