Reidsville's First Microbrewery Breaks Ground
Updated: Oct 9, 2018
REIDSVILLE, NC (April 25, 2018): Lucky City Brewing will officially “break ground” at its facility at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at 228 Gilmer Street, Reidsville. The ceremony is being arranged and hosted by the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce.
Lucky City Brewing is a co-operative microbrewery formed in 2016 and has over 100 member-owners (and seeking more!). Lucky City will begin renovations at the facility later this summer, and will transform one of downtown Reidsville’s classic historic buildings into a destination for locals and visitors alike.
Lucky City will occupy the ground floor of the facility, and plans are in place to lease the second- and third-floor space to the Rockingham County Arts Council and Rockingham County Theatre Guild. This unique partnership will be one of (if not THE only) collaborations of its kind in the United States. Lucky City will feature a variety of craft beers as well as home-brewed non-alcoholic beverages.
“Our board of directors, which started this idea, is a passionate group of homebrewers and craft beer enthusiasts,” says Lucky City Brewing president Eric Smith. “We want this to be a place that is also welcoming and accommodating to families as well.”
Lucky City purchased the Gilmer Street facility from the City of Reidsville in October 2016 and has been raising revenue through an ongoing membership drive. Individual memberships are $250 and include a t-shirt, glass, keychain bottle opener as well as member-only events throughout the year. The company also plans to offer tours and homebrew classes as well as other fun events – many of which will be in collaboration with the Arts Council and Theatre Guild.
“We liked the co-operative model when the concept presented itself,” says Smith. “This brewery doesn’t belong to me or any of the board members – it belongs to the community.”
The public, and media, are welcome to attend the groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, April 27, at noon. Local BBQ (and, of course, beer) will be served. For more information about Lucky City Brewing or to purchase a membership, please visit www.luckycitybrewing.com.