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Dallas' hippest suburb Carrollton welcomes craft beer brewery to town

Dallas' hippest suburb Carrollton welcomes craft beer brewery to town

Glass of craft beer at a brewery
Carrollton gets itself some craft beer. iStock

Craft beer comes to Carrollton via a new brewery that has signed on the dotted line. 3 Nations Brewery has executed a lease for a property at 1010 5th Ave., in Carrollton and is slated to open in spring 2019. Confetti!

3 Nations is the brainchild of Gavin Secchi, whose family owns Ferrari's Italian Villa in Addison and Grapevine. While searching for a permanent home, they've been brewing out of a location in Farmers Branch since 2015.

They were searching for a larger space where they could be involved in the community through tours, activities, and family-friendly entertainment.

In a statement, Carrollton mayor Kevin Falconer says that downtown Carrollton is the perfect location.

"3 Nations' new location will allow the company to keep and grow their current client base due to the available property space, DART connectivity, visibility to the DART Green Line, and proximity of multi-family housing," he says. "This concept will be a great addition to our thriving downtown area."

The building is a real gem that has attracted much interest, says Carrollton development program manager Krystle Nelinson. Having seen other breweries and distilleries, such as Revolver Brewing in Granbury and Texas Ale Project in Dallas, successfully convert sheds into beautiful facilities, they felt like they could do the same with the building at 1010 5th.

"I get more inquiries about this building than any other address in Carrollton," Nelinson says. "Over the years, people have pitched a wide range of businesses for this space, from furniture stores to antique malls and boxing gyms to a trapeze studio, but the city and the property owners’ vision has always been a brewery."

Built in 1950 as a grain storage shed, the brewery’s new home will play a unique role in both honoring Carrollton’s history and looking into its future.

3 Nations' new facility will be a multi-faceted community center for friends, families, and their dogs to gather; an event center for weddings, parties, and corporate functions; and a destination for weekend travelers. The project will include a playground and other amenities to keep the facility in line with Downtown Carrollton’s family-friendly atmosphere.

This follows a pattern already established by such trendsetting businesses as Cane Rosso, who worked with Carrollton to transform an aging retail storefront from the 1950s into a dazzlingly popular and successful pizzeria, as well as the historic grain silos built in 1950 that now serve as the tallest indoor rock climbing gym in the world.

With beers like Mango Smash IPA, Texas Gold Kream Ale, Royal Blood, and Cozy Bavarian, 3 Nations Brewing Co. takes influence from German, English, and Belgian brewing methods and mixes them with American innovation.

The brewery will join other DFW favorites in downtown such as 55 Degrees Wine Bar and Bistro, Amici’s Signature Italian, Babe’s Chicken Dinner House, Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, C2 Café, Cane Rosso, Cow Tipping Creamery, El Rincon, Sid’s Rainbow Grill, and Twisted Root.