Downeast Cider House is poised for a massive expansion in the next month when it unveils its new facility in East Boston. The cidery, currently operating in Charlestown, is finalizing construction at the new space, which is on track to open in September, according to co-owner Matt Brockman.
"We'll be able to double immediately when we move in there," Brockman previously told Eater, and there is plenty more room for growth beyond that initial increase, Boston Magazine reported. The new space will serve as a production facility and will be open for tours, which start September 30, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. For now, the taproom will stay in Charlestown, and Downeast may do some small-batch brewing at that location.
The cidery acquired its new 16,000-square-food space at the Boston Harbor Shipyard last September and began building out the space after receiving essential permits. The new facility will help accommodate the company’s rapid growth: Downeast grew 4,216 percent in three years, BostInno reported, and made Inc.’s list of 5,000 fastest-growing companies in America.
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