White Labs' expansion project in Asheville, North Carolina is well under way with plans for construction to be completed on the main facility by late spring/early summer, with the full public opening later in the year.
Although the rainy season, which is under way, could slow construction, if everything goes as planned workers will install equipment in the two months after construction is completed, with yeast trials taking place the following two months.
The existing building, which has been used in years past for a variety of enterprises including as a tobacco warehouse and stable, is being completely renovated inside and out while maintaining its historic character, including the iconic brick walls where possible.
The building had been used most recently by the water department for repairing trucks and as storage for the school district.
A second new building is also being constructed on the site, with completion targeted for early summer. The combined buildings will span 34,000 square feet of space.
Thus far, much of the work has centered on underground activities, including removing the 100-year-old concrete floor.
The $10 million project will include a tasting room and restaurant.
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