L+M Development Partners, together with Prudential Financial and the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group on Monday announced Newark Local Beer, a craft brewery and taproom, as the newest tenant at Walker House.
The 6,300-square-foot brewery is expected to open spring of 2020, bringing beer, tours and a private event space to the fully restored, landmarked Walker House, whose official opening was celebrated in June.
Newark Local Beer founders Miller and Steve Hughes said they are happy to bring their brewing experience to the growing epicenter of Newark, creating 10 distinct flavors of beer that constantly rotate to offer visitors the latest and best options. Using locally sourced ingredients and fitting out the taproom with reclaimed, industrial materials, its owners hope to create a true neighborhood meeting spot with strong ties to both Walker House residents and the nearby community.
“Newark Local Beer is committed to rebuilding the beer culture that was once an integral part of the city, and we are thrilled to be involved in the ongoing growth in Newark,” said Miller and Steve Hughes. “Our goal is to provide unique and flavorful beers while educating consumers about the brewing process.”
“Newark Local Beer is going to be a fantastic addition to the neighborhood and will join our growing and exciting tenant roster at historic Walker House,” said Jake Pine, director at L+M Development Partners. “We were particularly drawn to Miller and Steve’s focus on creating a true community gathering spot, and we’re thrilled Walker House residents will be just an elevator ride away from the best brewery in town.”
Designed by famed architect Ralph Thomas Walker in the 1920s, Walker House is a 21-story building that features 264 mixed-income residences.
Joining Newark Local Beer on the ground floor will be Bada Bean Cawfee, a 2,300-square-foot mafia movie-themed coffee shop and restaurant and Method Climbing, the first indoor rock-climbing facility in Newark. The ground floor will also house a UPS Store. And in April, Walker House welcomed Per Scholas, the nationally-renowned tech training non-profit, to its office space.