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Tidal River Brewing Co. Plans to Close

October 6, 2016 Business No Comments

Tidal River during its soft opening in January. Photo by John Fitts

Owner Hopes for Buyer to Keep it Going

By John Fitts

CANTON — Tidal River Brewing, which opened to the public this past January on Cheryl Drive has announced it is getting ready to close its doors.

Owner Geoffrey Mattheis said there are many factors behind the decision. While it’s been 10 months since the public opening, the business has occupied the space for nearly two years.

“We are a small business and like many other small businesses, there are many challenges,” he said. “Ultimately it’s a business decision.”

Mattheis said the brewery will likely operate until the end of the month, as it sells off remaining beer at 10 percent off.

While acknowledging financial and other challenges, Mattheis said foot traffic at the nano brewery has been steady.

He said the Canton Community has been great. He especially wanted to thank his customers, many of whom have been so supportive.

“The community has been awesome,” he said. “The community of beer consumers in the area welcomed us with a fever pitch. That was delightful.”

Mattheis said he hopes that someone will step forward to buy the business. He’s already had a few talks with potentially interested parties and his preference would be to see someone who would keep the brewery up and running in the space.

“I’m more interested in seeing a brewery continue in this space,” he said. “That would be really gratifying to see someone come in here and maybe do it better.”

Anyone interested can contact Mattheis through beer@tidalriverbrewing.com or the business web site.

The nano brewery is located in an approximate 2,000 square-foot space at 15 Cheryl Drive.

In the meantime, the brewery will be fully open this weekend and likely several more until remaining beer on hand is sold. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday 3 to 8 p.m., Sunday from noon to 4 p..m. and Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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