April 15, 2019

Booze & food roundup: A new Chandler Street craft brewery in the works

Coming soon to Chandler Street is a brewing collective that could see craft beers from Florida and Europe made in Buffalo.

joe Artanis, who owns a circa 1902 warehouse at 41 Chandler Street, is working on plans to have at least five craft beer makers including 3 Sons Brewing Co. that he founded in Dania Beach, Florida and a locally produced Iron Belt Brewery anchor the 25,000-square-foot building.

“It is going to be a lot more than just a brewery,” Artanis said.

Artanis said he is working with three European craft beermakers to joining his project.

The project, which includes a 5,000-square-foot addition, will be reviewed on April 17 by the Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals.

Plans include a production area, tasting room and other amenities.

CJS Architects is designing the project.

Artanis hopes to start work on the project, set for the former Keystone Manufacturing Co. building, later this year and have it completed by spring 2020.

In other craft brewing and food news:

• Barge Brewing Co. of Medina is considering opening a second location in the Wheatfield hamlet of Bergholz. Talks are underway for at least two locations.

• Chateau Buffalo Urban Winery hopes to expand its headquarters in the Niagara Frontier Food Terminal on Clinton Street to allow for more production and storage. The expansion could begin shortly after the Easter season.

Chateau Buffalo also operates a seasonal location in the Broadway Market, with that site due to close on April 22.

• Lockhouse Distillery will be releasing its third annual cherry blossom-infused gin, Sakura Gin, on April 27. Sakura Gin is produced in collaboration with the Buffalo Olmsted Park Conservancy.

• Mister Pizza has signed a lease with Jim Swiezy’s Greenleaf Development to open a second location, this one within the Campus Walk complex on Grant Street.

Mister Pizza replaces the closed Vinnie’s NY Pizza. The location should open this spring.

Mister Pizza also has site on Elmwood Avenue.

By James Fink – Reporter, Buffalo Business First

Booze & food roundup: A new Chandler Street craft brewery in the works