Davenport Is Getting A New Brewery And Museum – In The Same Building
Keep an eye on 3rd Street in Davenport! You might just see a new spot opening there in the near future.
According to WQAD, Davenport native Andrew Arnold wants to open a brewery and beer museum in a building that's been on 3rd Street for more than a century. In fact, the building originally was a brewery; it was the home of the Quad Cities' biggest brewery, Independent Malting Company.
He also intends to add a taproom and incubator where home-brewers can create and sell their craft.
Of course, this is no small feat. The project is expected to cost roughly $2.5 million. But in this area, Arnold has some help from other Quad Citizens. WQAD reports that he's selling 500,000 shares of the company, at $1 per share.
The idea is to bring the community together in Davenport, and make sure the money invested profits locally. The project is expected to begin in 2020.