GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A new brewery is bringing the two largest cities in Michigan together. The Detroit-based Atwater Brewery is opening a new location in downtown Grand Rapids.
24 Hour News 8 got an exclusive first look inside the brewery that opens to the public on Thursday. The 6,000-square-foot tap house, winery, distillery and restaurant will feature a rotation of 40 beers on tap and Atwater’s line of spirits, wine, hard ciders and craft beer.
Everything about the bar is a mix of Grand Rapids and Detroit.
“We’ve brought reclaimed wood from the city of Detroit, in old homes that were torn down there. We have tables that were done in that and then we also have reclaimed doors. The bar is made of reclaimed marble and wood from an old building in downtown Grand Rapids. We’re reusing both Detroit and Grand Rapids,” said Mark Rieth, the owner of Atwater Brewery.
The brewery, located at 201 Michigan Street NW, is part of an estimated $26 million renovation project for Olds Manor, which has stood since 1923, when it was known as the Rowe Hotel. It has been vacant since 2001, taking up a key corner downtown. The development will include 77 apartments and a handful of condominiums.