Iron Hill Brewery continues to open locations up and down the East Coast — from Pennsylvania to Delaware and New Jersey to South Carolina. What’s cool about each Iron Hill location is that every brewery restaurant has its own scratch kitchen and craft brewery, allowing individual chefs and brewers the creativity to pair fresh ingredients with localized brewskis. I love that idea. Now comes No. 18. Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant announced this week that they have signed a lease in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, and there’s more to come (like a new location in Newtown, Pa., in the spring of 2020).
It’s all a part of Iron Hill’s 20 by 20 initiative, which is focused on opening and operating 20 locations by the year 2020. No. 18, located on Peachtree Rd. in the heart of Buckhead at Edens’ Lenox Marketplace, Atlanta, will boast more than 7,770 sq ft of space and Iron Hill’s signature on-site brewing facility with seating for approximately 250 in the bar area and dining room, plus additional patio seating.
From the press release:
Following the success of Iron Hill Greenville and the expansion of craft breweries in the southeast, Georgia was an aspirational goal for the Iron Hill team. “We have established ourselves in the northeast,” said Kevin Finn, Chairman of the Board and Director of Development at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant. “After we were welcomed in South Carolina with open arms, we knew it was time to explore more of the south, and we have been eyeing Atlanta for some time, waiting for the right opportunity and location. Buckhead is a major commercial and financial center in Atlanta, and given its residential appeal, we knew this neighborhood was a perfect next step.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant to bring their first location in Georgia to Lenox Marketplace,” said Herbert Ames, Senior Vice President at EDENS. “Lenox Marketplace is a vibrant destination for the Buckhead community and Iron Hill is a fantastic addition to our retail experience.”
Iron Hill will once again partner with Boulder, Co.-based Bray Architecture to design the brewery and restaurant. In addition to expansion, Iron Hill also noted that it will be renovating targeted locations to enhance customer experience. For instance, the Iron Hill in Wilmington, Del., recently celebrated a grand re-opening and Maple Shade, N. J., is currently undergoing a refresh.