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Great Lakes Brewing Co. buys Scranton Peninsula land for potential expansion

By Michelle Jarboe, The Plain Dealer | March 07, 2018 at 11:10 AM

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Great Lakes Brewing Co. has ended its years-long real estate search by purchasing eight acres on Scranton Peninsula for a potential expansion project.

Property records show that Great Lakes bought the land Friday for an undisclosed price.

The site is an inland one, near the base of the peninsula along Carter Road. But the deal also provides the homegrown brewery the opportunity to use – and an option to buy – adjacent property along the west bank of the Cuyahoga River.

The acquisition is a titanic step for Great Lakes, said Bill Boor, the chief executive officer. But there’s no guarantee, yet, that the company will push ahead with construction of a second production facility to supplement its landlocked, longtime operations in nearby Ohio City.