Brewery buys land in Mount Holly for expansion

This rendering shows plans for The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery's expansion into Mount Holly.

MOUNT HOLLY — The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery has taken another step in its ongoing expansion throughout the region. Late last week, the brewery closed on its purchase of land in Mount Holly for one of several planned outposts, according to real estate records.

As CBJ’s Jennifer Thomas reported last summer, OMB plans to invest more than $4 million to open a “brewery restaurant” on a roughly 2-acre parcel at 725 Elm St. in Mount Holly. That’s the site of a former water-treatment plant that was owned by the city.

“What we want to do is put a couple of these around the Charlotte region to serve different parts of town,” said founder John Marrino.

Construction is expected to begin this spring on the 7,000-square-foot, two-level facility, according to a press release. OMB is targeting summer 2023 for completion.

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