by Brandon Fox
Ardent Craft Ales has bought the Scott’s Addition building that it has rented since opening in 2014. That means the brewery can go ahead with expansion plans that include wider distribution of its beer.
Originally owned by developer Scott Coleman of Crossroads Development, the location at 3200 W. Leigh St. was a storage and warehouse building that dates back to the 1940s.
“We controlled renovation costs and the rental structure to make the building purchase a real possibility,” Coleman said in a news release, “and it’s exciting to see this day arrive for Ardent.”
The size of the property now owned by Ardent doubles the size of the space that the brewery has used for the last three years.
Tom Sullivan, co-owner and director of operations at Ardent Craft Ales, says, “Our decision signifies our intent to remain here long-term and to engage in the neighborhood in a more meaningful way.”