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Owners Collaborating with Wake Tech
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2019
CONTACT: Zoë Dehmer
RALEIGH, N.C. – The owners of Acme Food & Beverage Co. of Carrboro and Tin Roof Brewery of Baton Rouge, Louisiana announced today that they will be opening a joint venture - a new brewery & neighborhood restaurant located at 5401 North, a traditional neighborhood development in Northeast Raleigh. The new concept, named Heyday Brewing, will be located in 5401 North’s new City Farm, now under construction.
The space will feature a unique collaboration with Wake Tech Community College by providing students in Wake Tech’s craft beer classes access to commercial brewing equipment, classroom and lab space. The restaurant will also serve produce grown in 5401 North’s Purple Martin Community Farm.
Chef Kevin Callaghan draws inspiration from the seasonal rhythms and flavors of his Carolina childhood and uses fresh local ingredients to create Southern American dishes in a relaxed, professional setting. Since 1998, his signature restaurant, Acme, has been a leading proponent of sustainable foodways of the American South. Chef Callaghan has been featured in Southern Living, Garden & Gun, The New York Times, Local Palate, Our State, Esquire, Bon Appetit, and many other national and local publications. Most recently, he was a Lululemon ambassador as well as the Executive Chef of Wanderlust Festivals across North America. “I am thrilled to work with this team to create a vibrant neighborhood gathering place,” said Callaghan. “Delicious food and well-crafted beer never go out of style. I look forward to meeting all of our Raleigh neighbors.”
Tin Roof Brewing Co produces a large variety of beers, including Voodoo APA, a 2018 GABF gold medal winning Pale Ale. Their distribution reaches throughout the Gulf Coast and they have a local tap room near LSU. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with Wake Tech, pursuant to which the developer of 5401 North and Tin Roof Beer Concepts will actively support Wake Tech’s craft beer continuing education programs. “ We’ve been working on this project for a long time and I’m incredibly excited to see it all
come together now. The Wake Tech partnership brings a unique opportunity to educate and innovate with future brewers. Pairing that with Kevin and his team's ability to create exceptional dining experiences, I think Heyday is going to knock it out of the park,” said William McGehee, Founder of Tin Roof Brewery.
5401 North is a 400-acre traditional neighborhood development being built in Northeast Raleigh adjacent to Wake Tech’s Northern Campus. The 5401 Community currently includes Riverbend Elementary School, Riverbend Middle School, a 25-acre city park (under construction), over 400 single-family homes, a recently completed 192-unit upscale apartment community and the Purple Martin Community Farm.
Owners Collaborating with Wake Tech
RALEIGH, N.C. – Tin Roof Beer Concepts has signed a lease for a new restaurant and brewery location at 5401 North, a traditional neighborhood development in Northeast Raleigh. The restaurant and brewery will feature a unique collaboration with Wake Tech Community College by providing students in Wake Tech’s craft beer classes access to commercial brewing equipment, classroom and lab space.
Tin Roof Beer Concepts will open and operate the as-yet unnamed brewery-restaurant and provide a brew master that will advise the faculty and students that are enrolled in the craft beer classes at Wake Tech’s Northern Campus. “We are thrilled to be entering the distinguished craft beer market of Raleigh, North Carolina where we know people have an appreciation for craft beer,” said William McGehee, co-owner of TRB Concepts. The brewery-restaurant will be located in 5401 North’s new City Farm Retail area that will be breaking ground by the end of the year.
Tin Roof is Baton Rouge’s largest Craft Beer Brewery and produces a large range of beers including lagers, blondes, stouts, and IPA’s. Their distribution reaches throughout the gulf coast and they have a local tap room near LSU. The experienced brewers from Tin Roof are partnering with proven restauranteurs to develop the local restaurant and brewery concept.
A Memorandum of Understanding was recently signed with Wake Tech, pursuant to which the developer of 5401 North and Tin Roof Beer Concepts will actively support Wake Tech’s craft beer continuing education programs. The three parties collaborated extensively during the design process for the new facility, which in addition to the full-size brewing line will also feature a second, smaller brewing system specifically sized to accommodate Wake Tech brewing class needs. The smaller system could also be utilized by the restaurant to make small-batch specialty beers. A separate classroom sized space, complete with lab equipment, has been designed so that it can also be used by the restaurant for special events or private dining functions.
“Wake Tech is excited to collaborate with 5401 North and Tin Roof Beer Concepts to provide classroom and hands-on training to prospective craft brewers in this new state of the art facility.” Anthony Caison, VP of Workforce Continuing Education.
5401 North continues to bring a Louisiana connection to the community. Tin Roof will join the Purple Martin Community Farm – a concept developed by the LSU ag center with a grant from the Wilbur Marvin Foundation, 5401 North’s parent organization. Their mission was to design a hydroponic garden in a small amount of space that could produce a large amount of clean, fresh produce that would support the surrounding community.
Engquist Level Development, the residential developer of 5401 North is also a Lou isiana company. Level Homes is one of the several homebuilders in the community.
5401 North is a 400 - acre traditional neighborhood development being built in Northeast Raleigh. Riverbend Elementary and Riverbend Middle School are located within 5401 North, and a 25-acre city park on the Neuse River will soon enhance the greenway trail that runs through the project. Over one hundred homes are already built with dozens more under construction. A new multi-family apartment building is underway, and construction of commercial mixed-use buildings will begin this fall. 5401 North is adjacent to Wake Tech’s Northern Campus.
5401 North continues to grow. City Farm North is well underway and now leasing. Progress has also begun on Heyday Brewery and restaurant.
We are building the new home of your dreams. 5401 North has homes ranging in size from 1,800 - 3,100 sf. and well-priced with houses starting in the mid-$200’s. Here it’s easy to create the home of your dreams. When you visit the 5401 North discovery center you can choose from a wide variety of plans, colors, décor styles and architectural preferences that are designed to fit your personal tastes and individual style.
The 5401 North project team will be announcing new and exciting project updates throughout the progress of the community. Check back often for news on new home builders, site updates, new building and tenant announcements.
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7713 Midtown Market Avenue •
Raleigh, NC 27616