After a brief run as a commercial production brewery last summer, Two Weeks Notice announced today on its Facebook page that it plans to reopen in mid 2018 at a new location in West Springfield. Open for what seemed like a nano-second last year (mid June to mid August), the nano brewery in Westfield abruptly closed after its co-founders couldn’t agree on the future direction of the business, particularly the finances. Rich DeSousa, the financial backer behind the project, kept the space at 66 South Broadway and intends to reopen there under a new name later this summer. Though DeSouza also retained the brewing equipment, brewer Mark Avery kept the Two Weeks Notice name and its affiliated recipes.
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of yesterday’s news that Avery’s new system (pictured above) has shipped and is on its way to its new home, which is apparently much bigger than the previous space. With a new location, a new financial backer, and now a new system on the way, Avery says Two Weeks Notice is poised to be “slinging cans to the public by end of summer.” In addition, the extra space will allow them to eventually add a taproom to go along with their retail space for can sales. The biggest hurdle will be going through the federal and state licensing process again, required because of the location change.
With both Avery and DeSouza planning to open breweries this summer, the area is quickly becoming a craft beer destination within the Western Mass. Region. In addition to Westfield River Brewing next door in Southwick, Tin Bridge Brewing opened a micro brewery and taproom on East Main Street in Westfield back in October. And only a couple of months before, Skyline Trading Company (a bakery, home brew supply store, and craft beer bar with long range plans to open a nano brewery) opened right down town.
The following was posted on the pending brewery’s social media this afternoon: “After months of searching, we finally found our spot in this awesome building in West Springfield. Thank you everyone for sticking by us and understanding that the road to a dream is hardly ever a straight line. Stay tuned for tasting opportunities and charity events where you can check us out while we get to work on the build-out.”
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