A pair of Chicago breweries are going forward with their separate plans for brewpubs in Logan Square. Pipeworks Brewing last week closed on the purchase of a building at 2614 N. California Avenue, right next to Mi Tocaya Antojeria. Meanwhile, Middle Brow Brewing has secured a $1.5 million renovation permit for a brewpub at 2840 W. Armitage Avenue.
Both facilities are to serve food. Pipeworks’ owners sought community input after news of their plans were announced in October. A spokesperson confirmed the sale, but didn’t have any further update on their plans. They originally wanted to open in early 2019 with a “notable Chicago chef” making food for beer drinkers.
Middle Brow’s brewpub would be located a mile south of Pipeworks. They also plan on an early 2019 opening. Co-founder Peter Ternes is excited to get started on construction, but other than that he didn’t have any other update for his upcoming 90-seat brewpub. Chicago Cityscape first noticed the permit.
Logan Square already has three brewpubs (Revolution Brewing, Hopewell Brewing, Maplewood Brewing). The owners of Owen & Engine brewpub are also planning to soon open Bixi Brewing in the neighborhood.