OMB founder gives update on $18M investment for new locations

CHARLOTTE — The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery expects to invest $18-plus million over the next two years into three new facilities around the Charlotte region.

Those plans will bring its brahaus, biergarten and taproom concept to Ballantyne, Mount Holly and Cornelius. The projects are in different stages of development, says John Marrino, founder.

“Each one will have a little bit of its own character,” he says.

Ballantyne will be the first to open, with a target in the first quarter of 2024.

Marrino says the growth is all part of a strategy to bring the OMB brand into communities around Charlotte as it densifies.

“People ultimately want to have the amenities in their neighborhood that enable them to enjoy a live, work and play environment,” Marrino says.

Read more here about plans for the new locations.

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