If you're a South Sound resident, you might have heard that the Old Tumwater Brewery has been purchased last year by a team of real estate investors for 1.4 million dollars. You might also have noticed that work crews have been busy cleaning up the brewery site, and you may be wondering what is next for the iconic building site on the shores of Capitol Lake.
Although tons of debris has been removed, hazards secured, and some structural elements reinforced, the building remains an empty shell. This shell, full of potential, is waiting for the right business ventures to occupy it and take advantage of the special architectural features, the historic background and the amazing location.
Just a stone's throw from I-5 and Hwy 101, located midway between Olympia and Tumwater, sitting on the shores of Capitol Lake, and just a short walk from Tumwater Falls Park, this property would be a perfect home for micro-breweries, pubs, cafes, hotel, condos, restaurants, boat rentals, etc.
The complex is made up of several multi-story buildings and a immense patio, connecting several of the buildings, called the "pavilion". With businesses filling the empty spaces, easy access and plenty of parking, this site would attract not just locals, but also regional visitors and customers. It could be a popular destination point between Portland and Seattle. The brewery owners are currently in the visioning process and are seeking leasing partners to bring the Old Brewery back to life.
I was recently fortunate to receive a tour of the facility. Here are photos of how the site currently presents itself. With a little bit of imagination, it's not hard to see how this site could be transformed
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