Beer Tree Brew Co Preparing to Open Oakdale Mall Restaurant
Craft beer is now being brewed at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City and a new restaurant will soon be operating as part of the complex at the former Sears store.
Beer Tree Brew Co, which opened in Port Crane three years ago, dramatically expanded its production capacity with last month's opening of the mall facility.
Company founders Brendan Harder and Chris Rhoades say the site of the old department store has been "completely rebuilt" over the last seven months.
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Wednesday, Harder and Rhoades expressed excitement about the company's growth.
The "Factory by Beer Tree" facility at the mall will offer two floors of indoor and outdoor dining space. Construction is expected to be completed in the next couple of weeks.
The owners say the goal is to open the taproom and restaurant in mid-November.
The company now has about 50 employees. The workforce could grow to about 100 after the Oakdale Mall site is fully operational.
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