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Idle Hands Craft Ales Secures New Permanent Location in Malden

When Wynn Resorts won its Everett casino license, Idle Hands found itself without a home, but now it has a new one. With real bathrooms.

The future home of Idle Hands
The future home of Idle Hands
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Idle Hands Craft Ales closed down its Everett operation earlier this summer in preparation for the Wynn Resorts Casino development, which will take over the location. But do not despair, beer fans: The brewery has secured a new home at 89 Commercial St. in Malden, close to the Malden Center MBTA stop, Boston.com reports.

"While our origins on Charlton Street will always resonate fond memories, our new home will offer us everything Charlton Street could not — namely accessibility, space and yes, real bathrooms," wrote owner Chris Tkach in an announcement on the brewery’s website.

According to Tkach, who owns and operates the craft brewery with his wife Grace, the Malden location offers a surplus of space, with room for a larger bar area than in Everett. He assured customers the new location will still offer an intimate brewery experience.

Since closing, Idle Hands has been tenant-brewing at Night Shift (87 Santilli Hwy.) on a limited basis, and its beers will remain on tap there as it transitions to Malden. Tkach said there was still a great deal of work ahead, including moving the brewery’s equipment and securing licensing, with a goal of opening in spring 2016.

Idle Hands posted some teaser photos of the location on Facebook in the lead-up to the announcement, and the team invites beer fans to join in a celebration of the lease signing and forthcoming changes this Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferry Street Food & Drink in Malden.

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