Bushwick’s Braven Brewing has been looking for its own brick-and-mortar home in Bushwick even before Eric Feldman and Marshall S. Thompson officially started the company in 2013.
Now, with papers finalized and signed just yesterday, Braven’s dream is coming true on March 1. Bushwick Daily has learned that the brewing company will be taking over the space currently occupied by Lantern Hall, a craft beer bar at 52 Harrison Pl.
“This was a great deal,” said Lantern Hall’s owner, Jeff Wong. “Braven will be a great addition to the neighborhood.”
The deal was brokered by Max Lu and Lane Sanders of M Properties Group, a brokerage firm that specializes in Bushwick.
It’s been a hectic few weeks for Feldman and Thompson. Aside from finalizing this deal, which began shortly after Bushwick Daily visited Braven last year to discuss their newest year-round beer, the brewery that produces all Braven beers unexpectedly shut down.
“They shut down with very little notice,” Feldman said. “We saw a lot of great support from the New York City and New York State brewer community. It was actually pretty cool to see, in an adversity situation, where a lot of people were affected negatively, many of them came to try to help us out.”