Grand Rapids, Mich — Creston Brewery has finalized plans to begin construction this week on their second floor banquet hall space. This beautiful and historically preserved 5000 square foot space will include a 210+ person banquet hall space as well as a 30 person conference room space, and a second bar with 20 taps of house beer, choice MI wines, ciders, and spirits. The facility will be served by the existing 20 barrel brewhouse, 2500 square foot full-service kitchen, the existing staff of 36 employees, and the expansion will create at least 10 new positions.
“We could not have done this without the support of our community, the Creston neighborhood,” Co-Owner Vincent Lambert said. “The growth of the Creston Business District has ensured our commitment to the neighborhood, and we’re excited as ever to be providing more of what have become hallmarks of our young business – high quality beer, food, service, and entertainment in one of the most unique, beautiful settings in our city.”
Creston Brewery, founded by co-owners Scott Schultz, Molly Bouwsma-Schultz, Vincent Lambert, and Cailin Kelly, opened in August of 2016 as a brewery, restaurant, taproom, and event space. “The banquet hall will complete our first phase of the business: growing our business organically to fully utilize our space at 1504 Plainfield Ave. as a destination for our neighbors, our city, and beer-loving tourists alike. Our next steps will be to utilize our 2nd floor space for concerts, curated beer dinners, stand-up comedy acts, DJs, yoga classes, dance classes, etc. – you name it, we have the perfect venue for it,” Co-Owner and Brewmaster Scott Schultz says of their plans.
The construction is expected to take four months with an anticipated opening date of May of 2018. Creston Brewery plans to host weddings, banquets, non-profit, corporate, and other private events for 2018 with an eye on expanding the use of the space beginning in 2019. Parties interested in this space should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.