The Webberville-based Michigan Brewing Company (MBC) opened a new location in Downtown Lansing, drawing beer lovers from around the area.
According to excerpts from the article:
concept was to create a place that was going to be a fun place to
gather and talk,”said service manager Melinda Carpenter. “Good food,
great beer and smooth music playing in the background. No televisions,
no smoking; there is definitely no place else like this.”
not outside the family, at least. The pub’s mothership is the original
Michigan Brewing Co., headquartered in Webberville. That
76,000-square-foot location serves many functions: brewery, distillery,
winery (Michigan Brewing also has its own signature gin, vodka and
wine), and home to “Things Beer,” a novelty store, selling T-shirts,
beer steins and home brewing supplies.
Owner Bobby Mason had been eying a new Lansing
location on Washington Square near Kalamazoo Street since February
2008, but the sluggish economy and recent snafus with liquor license
transfers kept the project from hopping along.
The new establishment, simply called MBC, is a
bit more focused on the pub side of the business, and with that focus
comes a spotlight on food and service. Carpenter formerly managed a
fine dining seafood restaurant in Grand Rapids, and she said she’s
happy to now call Lansing home. Kitchen manager Stephen Joseph honed
his culinary skills at the Lansing area Scalawags restaurants, where he
got to know his way around seafood.
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