VANCOUVER, BC – The Georgia Straight reports that Parallel 49 Brewing will be temporarily closing its tasting room and retail store after the holidays, and converting it into a full service restaurant.
Parallel 49 co-owner Anthony Frustagli tells the paper that while the interior space won’t be increasing, it will be reconfigured to accommodate a kitchen and to “house more guests while maintaining its industrial, East Van vibe.” There will also be an outdoor patio added outside the brewery’s main entrance.
While the full details of the food program are not yet confirmed, Frustagli – who is also a partner in local gastropub St. Augustine’s – says that the focus will be on “street style-esque” foods that pair well with the brewery’s beer.
The Parallel 49 tasting room and retail operations will be closing on January 1st, with renovations expected to last around 8 weeks. For more details, see the Parallel 49 Facebook page.