Partnerships Make Fitchburg Brewery Possible

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) has recently granted a small business loan for $75,000 to River Styx Brewery, LLC to be located in Downtown Fitchburg.

NCMDC granted a loan to Jackie and Scott Cullen to assist with opening River Styx Brewery, a 10-barrel brewery and tap room to be located at 166 Boulder Drive in Fitchburg.  The Cullen’s have been small batch brewing as well as traveling the country to different breweries for many years preparing to enter into this growing industry and are scheduled to open next summer joining many new small businesses in downtown Fitchburg.  This loan was in partnership with the City of Fitchburg and the Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority and will create four new jobs.  The NCMDC funds will be used to assist with the leasehold improvements and equipment.

“We are very excited to welcome River Styx Brewing to downtown Fitchburg, where we have been focusing a great deal of our economic development efforts” said Fitchburg Mayor Stephen L. DiNatale. “River Styx fits well within our creative economy, and we know that it will serve as a catalyst to bring people and tourists into the city to enjoy all that Fitchburg has to offer.”

“Our experience with RiverStyx Brewing was a good reminder that through partnerships and collaborations, we can really make an impact on our regional economy,” said Roy Nascimento, President and CEO of the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation.

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