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Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Announces Plan to Expand with a New Brewery in Cornelius

by Leslie Hardwick

Cornelius, NC, February 20, 2017 – One of Charlotte’s oldest breweries is expanding into the Lake Norman market. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery has purchased the former MacLean Curtis building in Cornelius with plans to build a new brewery. OMB will keep the existing 51,000 square foot building adjacent the Antiquity neighborhood.

OMB’s founder, John Marrino: “We are extremely excited about this property. We have a long-term commitment to the Charlotte region and we believe that this site will allow more Charlotteans to experience OMB and our beers first hand.”

“We are excited that Olde Mecklenburg Brewery chose downtown Cornelius for an expansion,” said Chuck Travis, Cornelius Town Mayor. “I think it is going to be a great re-use of the former MacLean Curtis building, that will add to the downtown culture of our town.”

“This is a great amenity to the growing old town Cornelius area,” said Ryan McDaniels, Executive Director of Lake Norman Economic Development. “The Lake Norman Region is home to numerous craft brewers, and we are pleased that Olde Mecklenburg will grow in our community.”

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Founded in 2009 in Charlotte, NC, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery believes in delivering fresh, local beer and adhering to Germany’s oldest beer purity guideline, known as the “Reinheitsgebot”. Five beers are available year-round and at least 8 others make seasonal and holiday appearances -- always delivered in refrigerated trucks to preserve freshness and meet the demands of ultra-premium beer consumers. OMB is one of only nine craft breweries included on the Inc. 5000 list, and the only one in North Carolina. The Brewery has received numerous regional and international medals in North America and Europe. OMB was also named Best Brewery Tour in the country by the readers of USA Today, and receives many accolades for its multi-acre Munich-inspired Biergarten, which seats over 1,000. For more information, visit or @oldemeckbrew on social media.

Lake Norman Economic Development Corporation

The Lake Norman Economic Development Corporation is responsible for the development and implementation of the economic development strategy for the towns of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville, and the Lake Norman region. These strategies will result in improving the quality of life for the region’s residents through the expansion of the tax base by attracting new capital investment and creating new, highly skilled jobs for the regions residents. For more information visit


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