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

Creature Comforts Brewing Company, LLC

Project Cost

GCF Loan Amount

DD RLF Loan Amount, if any

Project Use
Craft Brewery
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