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Everett Will Get a Family-Friendly Taproom and Activity Space

Kin Tap Room aims to cater to parents and kids alike

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A corner of Everett that’s filled with breweries, distilleries, and activity spaces will soon be home to a business that pulls together all three. Kin Tap Room could be headed for Norman Street some time next year, where it will function as an all-day space serving coffee, wine, beer, and cider, according to founder Elizabeth Castellana.

The root of the idea came from a desire for more spaces for families, with activities and provisions that appeal to both children and parents.

“I always felt like it kind of came down to one thing or the other,” said Castellana, who wanted to merge the idea of an indoor kid’s play space — “which is a miserable place to go as an adult,” she said — with a taproom or restaurant-style environment. With Kin Tap Room, Castellana aims to offer a wide open space with room for children’s activities, along with an area that serves a variety of beverages and allows customers to bring in their own food.

“I want this to be an easy place for families to come,” Castellana said, likening the concept to Lawn on D in the Seaport District, but indoors and temperature-controlled for both winter and summer. The complex where Castellana plans to open Kin is already home to Sky Zone Trampoline Park and Revolution Axe Throwing, and breweries and distilleries like Night Shift, Short Path, Down the Road, and Bone Up are close by in the neighborhood.

Kin Tap Room is currently seeking investment through MainVest, and Castellana estimates taking lease of the space in January 2020 and opening within the first six months of the year. Kin will ultimately offer a selection of beer, wine, cider, and cold brew on tap, in addition to espresso beverages.

“I did want to make sure we were providing something for everyone at Kin,” said Castellana, who herself is not a beer drinker. She also foresees opening the space for events like postpartum classes, book club meetings, and more.

“The world is changing and parenting is changing,” she said. “I’m really hoping this will be a community space people will use with or without their kids.”

Kin Tap and Rec Room [MainVest]