Grand Rapids — Grand Rapids’ largest neighborhood has a new brewery to look forward to come spring. Creston Brewery plans to begin construction this December in the Creston Business District. Partners Vincent Lambert, Cailin Kelly, Scott Schultz, and Molly Bouwsma-Schultz are breathing new life into the former DeKorne Furniture Showroom.
“The building is an absolute treasure of Grand Rapids history,” said Scott Schultz, a Grand Rapids native who grew up on the northeast side. “It was built in the 1920s as a furniture manufacturer and showroom in Furniture City, USA and is now being repurposed almost a century later as a microbrewery and taproom in Beer City, USA. That historical significance is palpable something we intend to celebrate in every way imaginable.”
Creston Brewery will find it’s home on Plainfield Avenue, placing themselves amongst a group of businesses craft beer enthusiasts are already familiar with such as Rezervoir Lounge, Creston Market, Graydon’s Crossing, and Kingma’s Meats.
Kelly says they’re guided by creating an environment that is diverse in all regards — employees, music, food, beer, and clientele. Their locally-sourced food menu will offer burritos, tacos, nachos, salads, and other seasonal offerings.
“Pairing amazing beers with great local food, a diverse entertainment lineup, affordable prices, and a beautiful setting have driven us to create our ideal brewery experience. We hope every person in Creston, Grand Rapids, and beyond finds a reason to share that experience with us.”