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Hopsters Making Moves Downtown, at Least in Bottles

The Newton brewing company is seeking space at the Boston Public Market.

Hopsters, a brewpub in Newton that allows guests to try their hand at making beer, has been trying to add a Boston proper location, and Universal Hub reports that the company could be at least selling its brews downtown this summer: Owners Lee and Karen Cooper have applied for a liquor license with the City of Boston to open a small shop inside the Boston Public Market, which is slated to open in July.

Hopster's Alley, as it would be called according to UHub, would be a 404-square foot space inside the 28,000-square foot expanse that would serve as a year-round place for local products. The chief executive of the market told the Boston Herald that it would not be complete without representation from a local craft brewery. "It’s an industry that has seen a great local explosion. It’s also an industry with a lot of history here," she told the paper.

In March, Hopsters teased a construction photo on Facebook, saying, "Big things are coming to downtown Boston." A couple weeks later, the company shared a photo of a lease-signing. "We're downtown at last!" the post reads. An exact location and opening timeline has not been announced by the company.

When it opens this summer, the Public Market, which the Herald says will be Boston's first indoor market since Quincy Market opened in 1825, will be located above the Haymarket MBTA station at 136 Blackstone St., on the ground level. It will permanently house more than 30 vendors.

Boston Public Market

100 Hanover Street, , MA 02108 (617) 973-4909 Visit Website

Hopsters (Newton)

292 Centre St, Newton, MA 02459 (617) 584-1492 Visit Website

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