July 23, 2018
Cohn Restaurant Group plans a 25,000-square-foot restaurant, brewery and event venue on a two-acre parcel it acquired for $1.8 million in La Mesa, CA. The craft brew restaurant will be named Draft Republic Brewing Co.
Following a $2-million renovation of a partially-built project at 9160 Fletcher Parkway, the indoor-outdoor brewery is expected to open in fall 2019. The original plan for developer Aaron Dean’s Depot Springs project included a distillery and outdoor music venue.
Cohn Restaurant Group’s David Cohn told the San Diego Union-Tribune, “We felt the (Depot Springs) project was too complicated and had too many moving parts. We decided to simplify the concept, and create a great neighborhood brewery and restaurant.”
The new facility will have a 15-barrel brewing system capable of producing a variety of styles, as well as those produced at Cohn’s 24 other San Diego eateries. The menu will feature American fusion food.
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