Officials broke ground at The Buggy Factory by Southern Pines Brewing Co. on Friday, June 9. Construction is already in progress on a restaurant, taproom and small-scale brewery in the old Tyson & Jones Buggy Factory in downtown Carthage.
The renovated 1856 building will have exposed beams, several bars, restaurant style seating, four gas log fireplaces and more, all installed with the historic integrity of the building in mind.
Owner Micah Niebauer plans to have 30 taps with a focus on lagers, along with location-specific brews, “an exciting menu” featuring wood-fired pizzas and more. Outside, the property will have a covered beer garden, an accessible ramp and a stage for live music and events. “It’s really going to help with our downtown revitalization,” says Carthage Mayor Jimmy Chalflinch.
In addition to the small brewhouse, there will be a small basement bar focused on serving the six canned cocktails SPBC has recently begun rolling out under the name Southern Pines Spirits. The downstairs space can also be used to accommodate private parties. So, when does it open? Hold your draft horses — Micah hopes to have everything done by the end of the year.