Cartridge Brewing will feature outdoor patio space, a restaurant with a full menu and serve 10 of its own beers. Cartridge Brewing has yet to file for a state liquor permit.
The factory dates back to the Civil War and produced munitions into the World War II.
“We wanted to find a historic location,” said Hackbarth.
The project has been the recipient of millions in subsidies and fee reductions by the state and Warren County.
The land was annexed last year by South Lebanon which then agreed to forgive the property taxes on the project, over objections from the Little Miami Schools.
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However, construction has yet to begin. The redevelopment, which follows an environmental cleanup, is still subject to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval, Hackbarth said.
“It all depends on the EPA approval,” Hackbarth said Friday.
EPA told WCPO-TV the site was in the process of being cleared for redevelopment “in fall 2018,” subject to a 30-day public comment and 30-day review periods.
Hackbarth was also one of the founders of Sonder Brewing, scheduled to open later this year west of the river in Deerfield Twp.
“I walked away from that,” Hackbarth said, referring further questions about that enterprise to owners.
Sonder could not be reached by phone, but the web site indicated it would open in late summer.
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