That’s according to a story in the Jamestown Post-Journal, which says the business is currently waiting on an environmental remediation to take place at the property along Washington Street between Second and Third Streets.
The location is the former Lillian V. Ney Renaissance Center and prior to that, known as the Grant’s Building.
The Brownfield Cleanup is taking place due to contamination from an old dry-cleaning operation that had been on the site and had contaminated to soil around the property. G. Patti Development – which owns the property and will be leasing it to Jamestown Brewing Company – is spearheading the cleanup as they have also led the renovations to the upcoming brewery.
The remediation is expected to be completed within the next couple months, meaning the long-awaited opening of the brewing company will likely take place in January.
According to a March 2017 article by the Jamestown Post-Journal, the original plan was to have the business open in late 2017 or early this year.
No opening date has been announced yet. A post on the Jamestown Brewing Company Facebook page from Oct. 11 stated, “Every day we are closer to drinking beer with you. As soon as we have our official opening date, you guys will be the first to know!”
Once open the business is expected to employ between 30 and 40 people.