LOGAN SQUARE — Marz Community Brewing has its sights set on Logan Square for its second taproom.
The popular Bridgeport-based brewery is looking to open in the Margie’s Candies building at 1965 N. Milwaukee Ave., according to the Greater Goethe Neighborhood Association.
The brewery needs approval from the neighborhood group to lift the alcohol moratorium on the block. The project will be discussed at a zoning committee meeting set for 6:30 Monday at Haas Park Fieldhouse, 2402 N. Washtenaw Ave. The meeting is open to the public.
Co-founder and president Ed Marszewski didn’t respond to several requests for comment, but told the Tribune he envisions a 40-seat taproom with beer made on a three-barrel system.
Marszewski, once dubbed “The Mayor of Bridgeport” for all of his South Side-based projects, told the newspaper he was drawn to the Logan Square/Bucktown border after having lived and worked in the area in the early 2000s.
Marz Community Brewing started as a beer club for homebrewing aficionados led by Marszewski. After years of planning, the brewery opened its first taproom at 3630 S. Iron St. in 2018. The taproom also functions as an art gallery, community space and hub for Lumpen Radio.