• Is NoDa the next expansion opportunity for this local brewery?

    By: Jennifer Thomas, Charlotte Business Journal


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - D9 Brewing Co. is eyeing space in Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood.

    The Cornelius brewery says it is conducting due diligence tied to a 6,000-square-foot facility at 954 N. Davidson St. If that checks out, D9 could close on that property by late summer, said Andrew Durstewitz, chief executive and co-owner.

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    Plans call for that location to be called D9 Brewing — the Fermenteria. It’s a nod to the different fermentation techniques used in beer and food. Expect D9’s sour and wild-fermented ales to be paired with small-plate and bakery options, such as burgers topped with kimchi or fresh-baked breads.

    “This is a concept I’ve not seen done anywhere else,” Durstewitz says.

    He anticipates investing just shy of $3 million in that building, which dates to the 1930s. The multi-level space will take advantage of the original wood and character, with a speakeasy-style bar planned. A rooftop bar will be added if it is structurally sound as well. There also will be space for outdoor events and entertainment.

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