Saturday, April 20, 2013

Two Rivers Brewing Unveils New Dining Space

By Christina Georgiou

The newly-constructed bar in one of the second floor dining rooms at
Two Rivers Brewing Company incorporates elements from the old
hotel into its features.
  Two Rivers Brewing Company opened for business to the delight of many several months ago, but completing the renovation of the four-story former Mount Vernon Alehouse is still an ongoing labor of love.

The popular brew pub is one step closer to completion, though, as it will open the second floor to the public this evening, having passed mandatory city inspections on Friday.

The new dining areas will seat about 60 people, plus another 10 on the outside balcony, which affords a good view of the city from atop the hill at Sixth Street.

A second bar has been constructed upstairs too, which incorporates a few relics from the past. Doors from the former hotel rooms that once occupied the dining space form the bar's facing, and paving slate has been reworked to form the bar's surface. The backing of the bar has been designed to match the original restored Sears Roebuck bar that graces the first floor.

Co-owner Troy Reynard said there will be an official grand opening for the second floor space, planned for mid- to late May.

But in the mean time, work will continue on the brewery area, which is scheduled next for completion.

Two Rivers has been serving an array of local and regional craft brews, but when the brewery is complete, the establishment will be serving it's own beers made on the premises, a goal that is expected to be achieved by the end of June.

"It's been a lot of work," Reynard said. "But it's really happening."

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