Edgewater Tap & Grill
From brewery success to restaurant success
905 Struthers Ave. Grand Junction, CO 81501
In 2011, Kannah Creek Brewing Company purchased equipment that allowed them to manufacture significantly larger quantities of beer which opened up a new market selling kegs to local restaurants. After only 2 years, the production reached its maximum capacity so in order to continue to grow, the project at 9th & Struthers had to move forward. Fortunately, the major construction along the Riverside Parkway had been completed which made this feasible. The lot was “shovel ready”, SBA financing was in place after a year of working with their local lender, and ground was broken October 2012. After 7 months, Edgewater Tap & Grill opened its doors to the public on May 9th, 2013 and has been warmly received by the community. Often times, there is not an open seat to be found so there is already discussion about expanding the seating area to the outside patio. In addition to great food, beer on tap, growlers to go, and selling kegs to restaurants, Edgewater has expanded their market to offer 6-packs of bottled beer available in liquor stores and on site starting June 2013.
Jim credits some of his success to working with the SBDC through counseling and Leading Edge. He said it was a real eye opening experience as Leading Edge showed him how complicated running a business could be if a person didn’t have the proper “tools” going into it. He felt Leading Edge and the SBDC provided him with those tools to succeed.