The ever-expanding Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has signed a lease in the BullStreet District in downtown Columbia, S.C., marking their fourth location in the South and 21st overall. The New York Times called the 181-acre BullStreet District, now five years into a 20-year development timeline, “one of the largest downtown mixed-use real estate projects in the nation.”
Additional southern locations include Greenville, S.C., which opened with great fanfare in spring 2018, as well as the Buckhead and Perimeter neighborhoods of Atlanta, GA — both slated to open summer 2020 as part of their “20 by 20” initiative, in which Iron Hill planned and reached their goal to open and operate 20 locations by the year 2020. Iron Hill Columbia is slated to open in summer 2021.
“We are extremely excited to continue our success in the South,” said Kevin Finn, Chairman of the Board and Director of Development at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant. “Once we came to South Carolina and learned firsthand about the warmth, charm, and hospitality of its residents, we knew we wanted to bring more of the great food, quality service and delicious craft beer we’ve brought our fans in the Northeast since 1996. BullStreet is a thriving, newly-developed area, and given its residential, office, retail and entertainment appeal, in addition to its proximity to multiple universities and colleges, we knew this neighborhood was a great choice for us.”
Iron Hill will once again partner with Bray Architecture to design the brewery and restaurant to reflect the modern color palette and welcoming floor plan of their newest location. Additionally, Iron Hill will partner with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture for the base architecture of the location.
The 7.500 sq. ft. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will feature Iron Hill’s signature on-site brewing facility, with seating for approximately 250, which includes a bar area, dining room, and outdoor dining space. Slated for new construction on Bull Street, where 42,000 cars pass daily, the space will be across from Starbucks (breaking ground this spring) and near the REI Co-op store (slated to open in 2020). The new brewery and restaurant plans to bring over 100 full and part-time jobs to the community.
The brewery and restaurant, located one mile from the University of South Carolina campus and the S.C. State House, will be within walking distance of multiple historic neighborhoods and large employers.
“Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant is an American success story of how three friends with a great idea made it happen,” said Robert Hughes, President of Hughes Development Corporation. “We’re thrilled that they picked Columbia and BullStreet as their third southern city in which to locate. They’ll fit right in.”