Wiseacre ribbon-cutting event for new production facility canceled due to coronavirus precautions

Wiseacre ribbon-cutting event for new production facility canceled due to coronavirus precautions
The facility, known as Wiseacre2, will feature a 120-seat socially-distancing taproom.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Wiseacre Brewing Company announced it has canceled today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new production facility Downtown.

The cancellation reflects the Shelby County Health Department’s prohibiting of purposeful gatherings of more than 50 people, according to an official.

The brewery’s taproom will still open today at 1 p.m. at 50 percent capacity with safety protocols in place.

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Memphis’ Wiseacre Brewing Company will open its new 40,000-square-foot production facility Downtown this week.

The facility, known as Wiseacre2, will feature a 120-seat socially-distancing taproom, according to a press release.

The taproom will open following a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at 11:30 a.m.

The building was designed by LRK Architects and features custom art installations from local artists Rachel Briggs, Leandra Urrutia, and Youngblood Studio, according to the press release.

Davin Bartosch and Kellan Bartosch, co-founders of the brewery, will cut the ribbon alongside representatives from the Mayor’s Office, the Downtown Memphis Commission and the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce.

Wiseacre2 is located at 398 S. B.B. King Blvd.