By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications
Bringing a microbrewery to downtown Garden City has long been a dream for many based on informal social media polls. That dream may become a reality in the future.
Local businessman Jorge Guzman purchased the building at 207 N. Main St., formerly the home of The Bike Rack, last fall. Guzman and his partner, Carlos Mantilla, have started discussions with a local who is experienced in beer brewing.
“Fortunately, Economic Development was able to find a local brewer to come on board,” Guzman said.
Guzman and Mantilla have been working with Finney County Economic Development since then on a brew pub concept for the space.
“We’ve been looking to develop a microbrewery for a few years as it’s one of the most requested businesses we hear about from community members,” Lona DuVall, FCEDC president, said. “We’re excited to work with local entrepreneurs and put the research that we’ve done over the years into use. Hopefully, everything comes together and we’ll be able to welcome a new business to Main Street in 2018!”
Details about the proposal, such as the brewery’s name and construction schedule, are in flux and have not been set in stone. Guzman and his partners have met with city staff to discuss building requirements.