Construction is in its final stages at a Tioga County business that will attract those who enjoy donuts or beer... or both.

Owego Donut & Beer Co. will occupy a former grocery store building on North Avenue in the village.

A section of the soon-to-open Owego Donut & Beer Co. on November 19, 2023. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
A section of the soon-to-open Owego Donut & Beer Co. on November 19, 2023. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Thompson's Grocery sold doughnuts, beer and plenty of other things in the seven decades it served people in the Owego area. The store closed in April 2018.

Ike and Julie Lovelass have been busy in recent months preparing to launch the new business. They've operated The Owego Kitchen restaurant on Lake Street for the past eight years.

A view inside the Owego Donut & Beer Co. cooler where beer kegs will be connected to a special tap system. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
A view inside the Owego Donut & Beer Co. cooler where beer kegs will be connected to a special tap system. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Owego Donut & Beer Co. will feature fresh donuts made by Julie Lovelass. The establishment also will have a self-serve tap system that will allow customers to pour their own beer and other beverages.

The tap system will use what's called a "PourMyBeer" technology that is not currently being used in the area.

Outside the future Owego Donut & Beer Co. building at North Avenue and Talcott Street. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Outside the future Owego Donut & Beer Co. building at North Avenue and Talcott Street. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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The food menu will include "classic Italian hoagies" and other specialty items. Traditional and craft beer selections will be available.

Ike Lovelass said he and his wife are trying to help the community with the development of the unique business. He said he expects it to be open by the third week of December.

WNBF NEWS VIDEO: A brief tour of what's happening on North Avenue in Owego.

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