Dryden Provisions building in Butchertown
DO/LOVE/LIVE Brewing is slated to open in the former Dryden Provisions building in Butchertown. | Google photo

On Wednesday, we’ll get a look at plans for the new brewery slated to open in the old Dryden Provisions building in Butchertown. The name of the new business will be DO/LOVE/LIVE Brewing.

Owners of the planned brewery, which will be located at 1016 E. Washington St., will unveil a “sneak preview” of plans for the space and “how the concept will continue to bring new investment and entertainment to the rapidly transforming neighborhood,” according to an announcement.

Applications filed in the spring by the real estate developer Andy Blieden call for a 22,000-square-foot brewery and restaurant. The initial site plan for DO/LOVE/LIVE Brewing included a 9,000-square-foot deck on the front of the property as well as a rooftop deck. Parking will be configured in front of the building.

The building previously was a wholesale meat distributor.

Tomorrow’s news conference at the building will include Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Blieden, Metro Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith and the brewery co-founder Dave Childress, with tours of the building for the media.

The development plan application submitted to Louisville Metro Planning & Design Services noted the desire “to turn this wholesale meat and food distribution facility into a micro-brewery and restaurant. The existing building will be renovated and no new interior square footage is anticipated.”

The lot on which the building is located is .8 acres.

DO/LOVE/LIVE Brewing in Butchertown is one of several breweries in the process of opening in Louisville. A partner in the Hometown Pizza chain announced plans to open Hometown Brewing Co. in a property adjacent to the pizzeria on Preston Highway. Tom Brown of Hometown Pizza bought the brewing equipment from Cumberland Brewery, which last year shut down its production brewing facility and now only brews on a small system at the pub.

Wild Hops, owned by Mike Safai, is slated to open this summer when Logan Street Market opens to the public in July and will be open six days per week.

In addition, Noble Funk Brewery plans to open in the former Kroger on South Second Street. There hasn’t been a target open date announced for that brewery.

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Kevin Gibson
Kevin Gibson tackles the 3Rs — retail, restaurants, real estate — plus, economic development. He loves bacon, loathes cucumbers and once interviewed Yoko Ono. Check out his books, “Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft” and “100 Things to do in Louisville Before You Die.” He has won numerous awards for his work but doesn’t know where most of them are now. In his spare time, he plays in a band called the Uncommon Houseflies.Email Kevin at [email protected]