JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Brewing Company in downtown Jamestown will be opening for business on Friday, July 12. The company made the announcement this past Friday on its Facebook page.
The brewery was originally planned to be opened in the the Spring of 2018 but several unforeseen delays in renovation of the property on the southeast corner of W. Third and Washington streets kept pushing the opening date back.
In recent months construction has been slowed by litigation between the developers of the brewery and the property owners and redeveloper GPatti Enterprises. That matter is still playing out in State Supreme Court in Erie County.
According to the Post-Journal, the total project cost for renovating the property and preparing it specifically for Jamestown Brewing was estimated at $3.84 million. Financing for the project included a $1 million in funding from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative Grant the city received in 2017, plus $475,000 state Main Street grant that was awarded through the Regional Economic Development Council program in December 2015. The Jamestown Local Development Corporation has a $180,000 loan attached to the project. The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency also offered tax abatements for the property.
Once open the business is expected to employ between 30 and 40 people. The restaurant will seat 280 guests in five different areas.