Athens-Clarke County, Creature Comforts Brewing Company

Closing Date: April 22, 2014
In April 2014, GCF closed a $250,000 loan to the Athens DDA to assist in financing leasehold improvements and equipment at 271 West Hancock Avenue in downtown Athens for use as a craft brewery, Creature Comforts Brewing Company. The DDA provided a simultaneous loan to Creature Comforts Brewing Company, LLC, the project’s developer. The total project cost is $2,420,379.

Project Details

Loan Recipient
Athens Downtown Development Authority

Sub-Recipient
Creature Comforts Brewing Company, LLC

Project Cost
$2,420,379

GCF Loan Amount
$250,000

DD RLF Loan Amount, if any

Project Use
Craft Brewery
After
Foundation Project Impacts
299 New Downtown Businesses
1728 New Jobs Downtown
$147 Million in Private Investments
8 Cultural Facilities
288 Downtown Housing Units
157 Hotel Units Downtown
1,352,805 Redevelopment Floor Area sf
200,267 New Construction sf