Back on tap: City Steam Brewery reopens
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A popular brewery in Hartford reopened after a significant round of flooding repairs.
City Steam Brewery said it was forced to close in February after a burst pipe flooded the business and damaged three floors.
The brewery scheduled a grand reopening for Wednesday.
Mayor Luke Bronin and the Hartford Chamber of Commerce visited the venue at 4:30 p.m.
Bronin says the business renovation and revitalization are crucial to the area and keeping business in the city.
“This place is a really important part of bringing energy, and life, and vitality, and economic activity to the heart of our city,” Mayor Bronin said.
The owner of City Steam says their comeback is good for not just themselves, but the businesses around them too.
“The more places open on Pratt, the more business we’re gonna get, and the more business they’re gonna get,” said Jay DuMond, Owner. “So being surrounded by other restaurants is the best thing.”
Customers say it feels good to walk through the doors again.
“We used to come here very frequently after work. Very excited to be back here at City Steam,” said Joe Ryan, Hartford. “Really good place to just hang out. Beer is phenomenal.”
Repairs were completed thanks in part to a $100,000 grant from the city’s Small Business Investment Fund.
The brewery will be opening at 4 p.m. every day.
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