The Dispatch wrote Elevator restaurant giving old garage a new beginning as beer birthplace
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
By Bill Chronister
The interior walls are sandblasted back to the brick, and the beams are clean down to the wood.
Work is going well on Dick Stevens’ efforts to turn a former Goodyear garage at 165 N. 4th St. into a brewery that will serve his Elevator restaurant, on High Street, as well as 35 other accounts in central Ohio.
Stevens, who opened Elevator in 1999, has been brewing beer in Marysville, but a lease dispute prompted him to consider another location. An acquaintance led him to a site about four blocks from the restaurant: a building on 4th Street that was owned by Dr. Robert Falcone, former president of Grant Medical Center.