No State Grant for Williamsville’s Brewery Idea

The second floor of the former Williamsville Co-op Brewing Association building on West Spring Street in Williamsville. The village lost its bid for state funding to restore the building. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)

Williamsville was not the recipient of a $10 million state grant for its proposal to transform a warehouse into a brewery and improve the surrounding streets.

That Downtown Revitalization Initiative award went to Olean to revitalize its downtown neighborhoods and generate new opportunities for long-term growth.

But Williamsville officials say they remain committed to transforming the building at 34 W. Spring St. into a microbrewery, as well as a food cooperative, artisan market and artists’ studio and gallery space.
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