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Lake Effect Brewing Will Close Production Site In December As Avondale Taproom Plans Move Forward

The brewing company is open until Dec. 15. The owner needs more sales to boost business and get rid of beer before moving.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lake Effect Brewing Will Take Over Old Avondale Auto Repair Shop After Firehouse Deal Unravels

The Northwest Side brewery plans to move operations before the year is out and have its taproom open by the spring.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Lake Effect Brewing Won’t Open Taproom In Jeff Park Firehouse After Years Of Delays, Heading To Avondale Instead

After six years of planning, Lake Effect Brewing's owner said he couldn't wait any longer for construction to start on the historical firehouse. The taproom is slated to open in Avondale early next year.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

You Can Help Design A Beer Can For A West Loop Restaurant — And The Winner Gets Free Brews

Recess is partnering with Lake Effect Brewing Company for a special-edition beer, and it wants local artists' help with designing the can.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Judge Denies Copernicus Center’s Attempt To Block Sale Of Jefferson Park Firehouse For Brewery Project

City Council agreed Jan. 27 to sell the vacant firehouse to a developer despite attempts by the nearby Copernicus Center to buy the building.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

City OKs Sale Of Jefferson Park Firehouse To Developer To Build Lake Effect Taproom

“We are done with this phase. Now it’s time to execute the plan and start making beer,” said Lake Effect Brewing Company's owner.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Plan To Turn Jefferson Park Firehouse Into Brewery And Apartments Gets Key City Approval

Lake Effect Brewing would anchor the redeveloped firehouse at 4841 N. Lipps Ave.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Copernicus Center Sues City To Stop $1 Sale Of Old Jefferson Park Firehouse To Rival Bidder

Former Ald. John Arena refutes claims the sale process was unfair, saying the best plan won out.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

A Petition Battle Is On As Rival Bidders Try To Buy Old Jefferson Park Firehouse To Build A Brewery

A developer has the alderman's approval to move Lake Effect Brewing into the old firehouse, but the Copernicus Center wants the building, too.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

After Years Of Waiting, Lake Effect Brewing’s Plan To Open Taproom In Old Firehouse May Get OK Next Month

If the city gives final approval to the plan this summer, construction could start the fall.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Lake Effect Brewing Aims To Bring Historic Firehouse Back To Its Former Glory, Revamped Plans Show

Taking input from community groups like Preservation Chicago and Northwest Chicago Historical Society, the new plans attempt to bring back as much of the building’s history as possible.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

As Lake Effect Brewing Awaits Firehouse Takeover, It’s Brewing Up Some Exotic Collaborations

The brewery is making beers with BBQ rub from Gale Street Inn, cakes from Fannie's Cafe, chai from Mango Pickle, rose tips from the Chicago Botanic Garden and more.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park