Airways Brewing Company Announces 2014 Expansion Plans for Popular Restaurant Location in Downtown Kent

KENT, Wash. (January 31, 2014) – Airways Brewing Company today announced expansion and remodel plans for their Beer & Bistro, located in downtown Kent. This second location for Airways Brewing opened on November 1, 2011, and continues to draw craft beer lovers from around the country to the downtown area, earning the Best Economic Engine award from the Kent Downtown Partnership in 2013.

“The Bistro was something different for us and we didn’t know quite know what to expect,” said Alex Dittmar, founder and head brewer at Airways Brewing Company. “We took our already strong brand and built a solid reputation for quality. Thanks to our fantastic customers, we’ve decided to grow in downtown Kent and I think people are going to love what we have planned.”

The expanded restaurant will bring seating capacity from 35 to 150 seats. The additional space will include a family friendly seating area, while the current space will be remodeled and remain 21+.

A 3,000 square foot patio will be transformed into a gated garden space for outdoor music and entertainment, and year-round use thanks to fire pit tables and retractable awnings. A dilapidated kiosk out front will be stripped and rebuilt to house a grill and smoker as well as potential bar seating.

“We’re very excited about what these changes mean for our company, and the team that has helped build it,” said co-owner Dione Dittmar. “We also feel that our expansion fits in well with the City of Kent’s long-term plans for the area, as well as demand from Kent residents for more restaurants and retail in the heart of downtown.”

Construction is planned in two phases, starting in the next few weeks to make sure the outdoor area is ready for summer. The indoor construction is planned to start this summer.

Airways Brewing Company is working with Raven Commercial Real Estate as the developer of this property. Raven Commercial Real Estate is a full service commercial real estate firm focused on opportunities in the Pacific Northwest.

For more information, be sure to follow the Airways Brewing Co. Beer & Bistro on Facebook , Twitter, Instagram, or visit www.airwaysbrewing.com.

Additional information, photos, and tasting notes are available upon request. Those interested are encouraged to contact Dione Dittmar at media@airwaysbrewing.com.

About Airways Brewing Company
Founded in Spring 2010, Airways Brewing Company is a growing microbrewery located in Kent, Washington. Currently producing several year-round and seasonal offerings–including Sky Hag® IPA, Seat Kicker® IPA, Loud Lady® IPA, Pre Flight Pilsner®, Maylani’s™ Coconut Stout, and PSA® Summer Ale–Airways Brewing also features limited edition beers throughout the year. Pints, tasters, bottles, cans, and growler fills are available at the brewery’s Kent Tap Room, open Tuesday–Thursday from 3-9 pm, Friday from 2-10 pm, and Saturday from 2-8 pm (8611 S 212th St.). Pints, packaged products, and delicious Northwest-style food can be found at the Bistro in downtown Kent, Sunday–Thursday from 11 am-9 pm, and Friday–Saturday from 11 am-10 pm (320 W Harrison). Offerings from Airways Brewing can also be found in specialty bars, bottle shops and restaurants throughout Western Washington and the greater Portland, Oregon area. For more information about the brewery or Bistro, visit www.airwaysbrewing.com.

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Media Contact:
Dione Dittmar
Marketing Director
Airways Brewing Company
media@airwaysbrewing.com
(253) 200-1707