Enzo Cardelli, the owner of the building that formerly housed G.C Murphy has teamed with Lewis County Commissioners to begin a search for a brew/pub-style business to lease the building.
In a tour of the building Cardelli, along with County Commissioner Rod Wyman highlighted what they felt were the advantages of the 22,000 square foot building including a large fireplace, fountain, a stage, and a dance floor would be ideal for the pub section of a future business. Wyman noted that the front of the store would be spacious enough for the brewing segment of the business.
Cardelli said that he felt the space adjacent to the fireplace would be ideal for a wood-fired pizza oven, and that it already has an area designed to function as a kitchen.
Wyman said that commissioners already contacted three microbreweries from the state in a effort to bring the idea to life.
Wyman also noted that any potential business that leases the building would benefit from the tourism brought into town by tours and events at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. He went on to say that he felt a microbrewery brew-pub could really help revitalize downtown Weston.