Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery is the first of it’s kind in Chicago, a distillery and brewery all under one roof. Hand crafted to perfection, Maplewood’s beers and spirits are popular among Chicago’s craft industry. 2016 has been an exciting year for Maplewood. They started working with a new distributor, expanding production and are releasing a few new beers this summer. They are also transforming the front portion of their space into a taproom. It will feature a beautiful wooden bar that will greet customers as they enter, lots of natural light and ample seating for patrons.
We were excited when they were first introduced to us; a great team of guys passionate about their product. When we met with Ari, he explained their needs for the space. Their equipment needs alone made them unique to our portfolio. They needed tall ceilings for storage, brewing equipment and pallets. Multiple floor drains were essential for safety and cleaning. An open floor plan was also important so the space could be set up for optimal use. They needed drive-in doors for easy pick-up and delivery of orders.
Lichter Realty was very accommodating, honest and understanding of our business needs.
Our 7,000 SF industrial warehouse space in Logan Square seemed to fit their business perfectly. The close proximity to the highway gives their drivers and team easy distribution to all neighborhoods, which is essential for Chicago businesses.
They toured many spaces before landing on us. On of the deciding factors in choosing us, as their landlord, was our experience and professionalism coupled with strong family values. “If we need something, one phone call or email gets the job handled”, said Ari. As landlords, our tenants come first followed by maintaining our properties with precision and excellence. “Lichter Realty is always maintaining the space without us even asking. We couldn’t be happier!” We look forward to seeing Maplewood grow.