Micro Brewery, Rec Center Planned For Downtown Salina
KSAL Staff - Thu 08:30 PM 09/13/2012
A micro brewery and an indoor community recreation facility could be coming soon to Downtown Salina.
A Salina man has big plans for Downtown Salina.
During a chamber of commerce after-hours event Thursday evening, Salinan Brian Richardson announced that he is forming a partner-group that will be opening a micro brewery in Downtown Salina.
Richardson tells KSAL News that the goal is to have the business, which does not yet have a name, to be open in the early Spring. Plans are for it to be a microbrew-pub, meaning that it will brew and sell beer, and will have a full-service kitchen. Richardson adds that they will also brew root beer.
The micro brewery will be located in the 100 block of North Santa Fe, in the former Anderson Leather shop facility.
Along with the micro brewery, Richardson is also working on another major project. He is in the early stages of developing an indoor community recreation facility. He says that that the vision is to have multiple courts for indoor basketball, volleyball, and soccer. He says that it will not be a health club, but rather a rec facility. He will not compete with the likes of Genesis or the YMCA.
Richardson says that the specific location for the recreation facility has not yet been finalized. But he has looked at several locations, and from them he has one in mind. There is no target date yet for the opening of the recreation facility.