Norwich’s long awaited brewpub is open and ready for your business! Owners Raymond and Rebecca “Becka” Alberts with their partners Greg and Scott Demetri signed a lease at 78 Franklin Street in March of 2015 and spent the next 6 months and hundreds of thousands of dollars on the project and officially opened their doors in August of 2015. Tin panels still grace the walls and ceiling of the establishment and industrial style lights hang from the ceiling. Although the elaborate bar with wooden sculpted figureheads has been replaced, it is in storage. In its place is a beautifully simple wooden bar. Original brickwork had to be removed in what was the old stable area, brick work had to be removed to make room for the brew tanks, but the utmost care was taken to make the repairs look like they had always been there.
Becka (one of two female brewers in the state of Connecticut) has praised all city agencies involved in the tedious process of renovating and getting their certificate of occupancy. NPU also provided services to the property, helping to install new water and gas lines to the supply the new brewing operations. Additionally the property owner Ausable River LLC was able to take advantage of the Code Correction program to help brace the second floor so that the first floor could be occupied and These Guys applied for and received a Lease Rebate for the business.
Since their doors opened These Guys Brewing has been getting rave reviews including a great food review by The Bulletin, (http://bit.ly/1H4LEli) but please don’t take our word for it. Stop in today for lunch, dinner or drinks.
These Guys is open Mondays 4-10, Tuesday-Thursday 11:30-10 and Friday-Sunday 11:30 to 11:30.