Friday, January 27, 2012 , Updated 11:41 a.m., August 29, 2012
UPDATED: Corporate-sounding Four Corners Brewing marks another new brewer for Dallas
It won't open September 3 after all.
DALLAS Another day, another craft brewery -- it's becoming an epidemic. Today's entry is Four Corners Brewing Co., which answers the question, How many guys does it take to open a micro-brewery? with the answer: three. Unless you add in their brewmaster hire, which makes it four.
Partners Greg Leftwich, George Esquivel, and Steve Porcari will take over what is now Salazar Muffler Shop at 423 Singleton Avenue, just over the Trinity River at the foot of Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. It's adjacent to Trinity Groves, a mega-complex that's under development by Phil Romano that'll have, among other things, several small restaurant spaces that'll be used as restaurant "incubators," aka "pop-ups," aka "stationary food trucks."
"We believe we can have a world-class commercial brewery worthy of standard that Dallas sets," said Leftwich.
That said, they still haven't decided what kind of beer they want to brew, although they've hired a brewmaster John Sims, and have said they'll be hiring 10 people. They also have a spiffy logo.
Their choice of location was defined by the fact that they couldn't find space in Oak Cliff, Leftwich said.
"We thought about Oak Cliff but it couldn't accommodate us," he said. "We knew we wanted to be close to the Trinity River. Near all that’s going on there. It's a vibrant part of the city."
UPDATE: The Advocate reports that the brewery will open September 3.
UPDATEx2: According to Four Corners, the brewery will not be ready to open September 3 due to "some unforeseen delays." Opening is now "a few weeks away."
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