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Trophy Brewing marks first sign of revitalization in Raleigh’s South Saunders Street corridor

DEC 22, 2015

The new 10,000-square-foot Trophy Brewing on Maywood Avenue is a stark contrast to the aging and empty buildings in the neighborhood just south of downtown Raleigh.

With fresh paint and colorful benches, the converted warehouse is one of a handful of buildings on the street that has been given a facelift.

It’s also the first major private investment in what many people consider an overlooked part of the city, and sets the tone for more changes along the South Saunders Street corridor.

“It’s exciting,” said Trophy Brewing co-owner Chris Powers. “Raleigh’s going to be moving this direction anyway. I think it’s a great little stepping stone to downtown.”

Powers and his business partners, David Lockwood and David Meeker, might use the area behind the new brewery for a garden or event space. Eventually, they want to build a stage indoors.


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