Specifically, an expansion of a local business: Southern Pines BrewingCo. In case you missed the news on Instagram, SPBC CEO Micah Niebauer plans to close on the historic 1856 Tyson and Jones Buggy Co. building before 2023, and transform it into Moore County’s third SPBC taproom.
“To be able to expand our footprint in our home, the Sandhills, is just incredible,” Micah said. “I don’t want to put the buggy before the horse, but we believe we are going to bring back this amazing building and contribute some of that amazing value back to the community.”
Micah plans on a design that honors the history of the building (including, possibly, a buggy hanging from the ceiling), along with:
- an outside bar, fire pits and an area for a large stage
- pizza ovens in an open kitchen
- a basement brewery operation
- multiple bars on two floors
Before you ask, no opening date has been set. You see the state of that building, right?