Greensboro, NC-In 2010 Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. opened it’s Raleigh Brewhouse as an extension of its Brewery and Greensboro Brewhouse. After 5 years, Natty Greene’s has made the difficult decision to close its Raleigh location. August 1 of this year will be the last open day for the brewpub.
A recent change of building ownership has resulted in Natty Greene’s replacement in the building by a new restaurant group. Natty Greene’s had made plans with the previous landlord, with whom they had a strong partnership, to extend the lease. However, the new owner of the building could not guarantee that they would not allow other companies the option to take over the lease at a higher rental rate. Unbeknownst to Natty Greene’s, the new landlord already had a new group lined up to take over their lease if they were unable to commit to the raised rate.
At the beginning of June, Natty Greene’s was informed that the lease for their Raleigh Brewhouse would not be extended and they were given a three month notice to vacant the premises for the new restaurant group to take over. The bounds needed to continue the partnership with the new landlord were larger than Natty Greene’s was able to bear or afford.
“We had planned to be a part of the downtown Raleigh community for years to come. Raleigh has become a second home to Natty Greene’s where the community support will make closing down the brewhouse an even harder transition,” co-founder, Kayne Fisher says. “We hope the community and loyal Natty Greene’s followers will continue to support our brand and beers despite these unfortunate happenings.”
August 1 will be Natty Greene’s last full day of business. As a last hurrah, Natty Greene’s will hold an all-day farewell party on August 1st at the Raleigh Brewhouse from 11:00 AM to 2:00AM. Proceeds from the event will benefit Natty Greene’s Raleigh staff to help them support themselves after the brewhouse closes.
About Natty Greene’s Brewing Co.
Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. opened in 2004 in Greensboro, NC with a 7-barrel brewing system in the heart of downtown. In 2007, Natty Greene’s opened its production facility on W Lee St. The production facility houses a 20-barrel brewing system and allows Natty Greene’s to package product that is distributed from DC to Savannah. With a passion for southern traditions, Natty Greene’s brews sessionable style ales that are best enjoyed when taking the time to do and enjoy the things you love. Their flagships are Buckshot Amber Ale and Southern Pale Ale. Through their brewhouse and tasting room they are also able to offer a wide arrange of limited batch releases and sour beers. Taste the South.