Willimantic, CT – April 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the Willimantic Brewing Company/Main Street Café. The original Main Street Café began operations as a small deli in the old Capitol Theatre building on Main Street in Willimantic, CT. After 3 years we were bursting at the seams and made the move to 877 Main Street, another historic building. There we expanded to a full service restaurant and featured American craft-brewed beers and an extensive menu. One more move was in the cards for us, and we made yet another trek down Main Street to our current home in our granite and limestone 1909 U.S. Post Office Building. It is in this building that we became the Willimantic Brewing Company/Main Street Café.
David Wollner, Owner and Brewer, said: ”I fell in love with this quirky community and feel very much part of its renaissance! Thank you everyone who has helped Main Street Café grow into the Willimantic Brewing Company!”
We will celebrate our 25th year over the course of 25 days. Kicking off the celebration on Thursday, April 7th with National Beer Day and wrapping up on Sunday, May 1st with the 3rd annual Thread City Hop Fest. Events include a Silver Anniversary Party in the Pub, a performance by Rhythm Stew the Main Street Café’s original house band, many giveaways and opportunities for us to say thank you to and celebrate with the community that has supported us.
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About the Willimantic Brewing Company:
The restaurant and pub-brewery makes many different types of beer each month, and features other producers’ craft brews on draught as well. Housed in an historic granite and limestone 1909 U.S. Post Office Building, the pub was the customer lobby and the private dining room housed the postmaster’s office. The main dining room, from where you can view the 7 barrel brewery was the post office work room. The brewpub’s post office-themed menu is overflowing with mouthwatering selections, featuring over 100 items including award-winning wings to steaks, pasta, seafood, burgers and salads.
For more information about the Thread City Hop Fest: www.threadcityhopfest.com