NORTH CENTER — Half Acre Beer Company has plans to open a restaurant adjacent to its existing brewery and taproom, according to reports.
Half Acre president Gabriel Magliaro told Grid Chicago the brewery, located at 4257 N. Lincoln Ave., has purchased the building next door, with plans to convert it to a restaurant.
No menu, chef or timetable for the eatery were announced, with Half Acre just in the early stages of obtaining required permits.
According to Grid Chicago, the restaurant won't have a liquor license. Magliaro suggested diners could shuttle brews over from the taproom, which currently is Bring Your Own Food.
Magliaro founded Half Acre in 2006, producing its original lager via a brewery in Wisconsin. The North Center brewery opened in 2009, and the taproom followed in 2012.
In an interview earlier this summer, Magliaro hinted that further expansion was on the horizon.
“It’s inevitable,” he said. “It’s just a question of what it looks like and the shape of it.”