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Old 11-10-2008, 01:21 AM   #1
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Default Goose Island is closing!

According to a post on probrewer.com, Goose Island is closing its doors as the end of '08. It showed a long list of equipment for sale, and no details why.

I thought craft brewing was the only growth segment of the industry. Must still be tough out there.

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Old 11-10-2008, 01:29 AM   #2
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According to a post on probrewer.com, Goose Island is closing its doors as the end of '08. It showed a long list of equipment for sale, and no details why.

I thought craft brewing was the only growth segment of the industry. Must still be tough out there.
I think it is just one of their brewpubs, not the production brewery.
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:30 AM   #3
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i'm going to a beer and cheese pairing in nyc this friday with goose island, i'll ask whoever is representing goose island.

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Old 11-10-2008, 02:36 AM   #4
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Just one location

Goose Island plans last call for its Clybourn pub - Chicago Tribune

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Old 11-10-2008, 02:44 AM   #5
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It's just one of the original Chicago Brewpubs...they announed it in April...they lost their lease.

http://www.suntimes.com/business/893...041408.article

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Old 11-10-2008, 02:46 AM   #6
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yeah no biggie. im usually in chicagoland and from there..its just a brewpud..the brewery itself wil not be gone...so calm yourselves

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Old 11-10-2008, 01:23 PM   #7
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Want to bet the space won't be filled? I wouldn't be surprised if the landlords are scrambling to renew with Goose.

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Looks like they did want to renew with Goose... with a significant rent increase since that area is booming.

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Looks like they did want to renew with Goose... with a significant rent increase since that area is booming.
Yep, that is it exactly. When they first opened, that area was so dead, you could hear crickets. This was the pub and brewery. Nowadays, you can't find a place to park and property values are shooting upwards.

They moved the brewery several years ago to a different, much bigger location. That brewery and the Wrigleyville brewpub remain. I wouldn't be surprised to see them open a second brewpub location, either somewhere else in Chicago or maybe even out in Rosemont, near O'Hare.
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:36 PM   #10
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this also affects the siebel institute, same building. anyone know what their plans are?

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