Main Street Pilsner coming to a building near you? That's the word on the street in the Uptown Vancouver neighbourhood of Mt. Pleasant. However, word is, several residents are up in arms over the fact that they were not made aware of a potential brewery and restaurant going in the historic 'yellow' brewery storage warehouse (located at the corner of Scotia and 7th part of Amacon's District development). Main Street Pilsner is currently brewed in Surrey by the Russell Brewing Co. The application includes 5,000 square feet of artist space, 3,190 square feet for a brewery, 3,950 square feet for a restaurant with a patio of approximately 566 square feet.
On the same 200 block of E 1ST AV another proposal has been submitted by Cameron Hardisty of ANKENMAN MARCHAND ARCHITECTS to construct a fourth principal building to be used as a brewery for Red Truck Brewery with ancillary restaurant and alter the exterior of the existing buildings on the site.
Uptown Mt. Pleasant residents sure do love their beer and more restaurants are in demand, but it seems as though the neighbourhood is growing faster than what some are ready for.
Brewery Creek may once again live up to its name. That's the word on the street.
Chris Spotzl Uptown Vancouver