New Belgium announces new building plans, addresses concerns
(Mountain XPress) After an eight-month delay, New Belgium Brewing will resume site work this November on its Asheville location along Craven Street in the River Arts District. The delay stirred local rumors that the Fort Collins, Colo.-based brewery might not make good on its plan to invest $175 million into the new plant. But New Belgium Media Relations Director Bryan Simpson says that those concerns are unfounded. “We never blinked or had a second thought about it,” he says. “To us, it was self-evident that we were still going forward. Hopefully everyone in Asheville knows that’s the case now.” This winter, contractors will focus on flood plain mitigation, erosion control and concrete removal.
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