Northwest Indiana Community members gathered Friday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of Burn ‘Em Brewing’s new location on 2nd Street in Michigan City.
The brewery is currently located at 718 Freyer Road but is expected to move to 1215 E. 2nd St. by the end of the year, according to Steve Murray, head brewer.
“There is progress inside the walls despite the fact that we are just turning dirt now. It has been a unique experience as we have gone through COVID and its lingering effects,” said Ryan vanWaardenburg, Tonn and Blank Preconstruction Manager. “It’s great to be part of this generation and legacy as we continue to move forward.”
The brewery, which was approved by the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission in 2021, is expected to add 20 to 30 full-time jobs to Michigan City and expand its distribution and service capabilities, including the addition of an event center, patio, taproom and full-scratch kitchen. Tonn and Blank Construction has been selected as the Construction Manager.
“The city is growing as we continue to see progress in so many arenas throughout Michigan City,” added EDCMC Executive Director Clarence Hulse. “Projects like this really highlight how our community has partners and collaborators who will come together to create the lively and eclectic spaces that truly make our community special and unique.”
The Tonn and Blank team is so excited to be a part of the growth of this local business. Part of what makes this project so special is the fact that we’re repurposing an existing building that has been abandoned for many years. We can’t wait to celebrate this summer for the grand opening!