Surly Brewing is hoping to build on the site of a former food processing plant near University Ave. in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. However, there is several million dollars worth of clean up to do before Minnesota’s dream brewery can become a reality.
Surly has applied for grants to clean up the site from local and federal entities. A lot hinges on the grant approval. With clean up costs estimated at $2.5 million, a +10% addition the $20 million construction budget would mean they would likely choose another site.
The grant approval process can take several months. We should expect to hear something around the beginning of the new year.