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Friday, December 09, 2016
Ellicottville Brewing Company Expands
Valley is getting a concoction of new brews. Like Blueberry Wheat, 2
Brothers, and Stainless Steel IPA — three beers produced by
Ellicottville Brewing Company.
EBC has cleared one of its final hurdles with its plans to open a brewery, tasting room, museum and outdoor concert venue.
The County of Cattaraugus Industrial Development Agency’s
directors approved tax breaks for the planned $5.5 million project that
will bring new life to a vacant building along Second Street in Little
Valley. As many as 30 people will be hired for the project.
“This is significant, in a lot of different and important ways, for Little Valley,” said Corey Wiktor, County of Cattaraugus IDA executive director. Little Valley is less than 10 miles from Ellicottville.
said the project qualifies for tax breaks because it is manufacturing
based but also has a tourism, agri-business and adaptive re-use
on the building, last used by Salamanca Beverage Co. as a distribution
center, is extensive including roof and siding repairs, parking lot
improvements and electrical upgrades - all needed before the beer making
equipment can be installed.
Ellicottville Brewing Co.’s locations in Ellicottville, Fredonia and
Bemus Point, the focus on the Little Valley project will be on beer
production, the concert venue and museum, which will focus on the craft
Valley will be the company’s primary brewery while Ellicottville will
shift to the production on a new line of aged beers.
Founded in 1995, Ellicottville Brewery Co. now sells its beer in four states and in South Korea.
The company has 160 employees spread among its three locations.
on the project is expected to start later this winter with the
production facility and tasting room anticipated to open late next year
and the concert venue and museum to follow in 2018.
James Fink covers real estate, commercial development and government