OTTAWA, ON – Western Canadian restaurant & taproom chain CRAFT Beer Market has announced that it will soon be expanding eastward.
Founded in Calgary in 2011, with locations in Vancouver and Edmonton following in 2013, the first CRAFT in the eastern side of the country will be opening in Ottawa’s The Glebe neighbourhood in late 2015 or early 2016 as part of the new Lansdowne Park development.
“We’ve been keeping our eye on the Ontario market for a couple of years and see so much potential for a concept like ours,” says PJ L’Heureux, President and Founder of CRAFT Beer Market, in a statement. “There are a lot of great things happening in the Ontario craft beer community and we are excited to help spread the word and be part of such a great community.”
Following the successful model of the western locations, the Ottawa CRAFT will feature more than 120 draught beers along with a selection of premium wines and spirits, and a food menu focused on “New North American Classic Cuisine” made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients.
“Our goal is to create an approachable environment for the community to come together and enjoy great food and great craft beer under one roof,” says L’Heureux. “We are very community focused and look forward to getting to know our neighbours in Landsdowne and Ottawa.”