Higher Gravity, Cincinnati Craft Beer and Wine Retail Bar, Joins Gantry

December 22, 2016 / Property: Gantry Apartments

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Cincinnati startup joins historic Northside community with hybrid retail store and bar  

Milhaus, an award-winning developer that specializes in Class A urban infill, mixed-use and multifamily residential buildings, announces that Cincinnati startup Higher Gravity has leased commercial space in Gantry apartments for a craft beer and wine retail bar. The location is slated to open in spring 2017.

Higher Gravity will offer Cincinnati residents and visitors a large selection of beer and wine that can be enjoyed onsite or taken home through create-your-own six packs, growlers and crowlers, a 22oz. can that customers can have filled from the rotating selection of draft beers. The retail store and bar hybrid will provide customers a wide and rotating variety of the growing craft beer and wine market with an educational atmosphere and informed staff to help make selection easy.

"The culture and vibrancy of Northside, combined with the addition of the Gantry immediately attracted us to the neighborhood," said Jason Parnes, Higher Gravity co-founder. "We're excited to have the opportunity to serve a growing neighborhood and play a small part in the larger efforts to revitalize our hometown of Cincinnati."

Located at 1580 Blue Rock Street, Gantry is a revitalization of the former lumberyard, the Myron G. Johnson & Son Lumber Co., and railroad depot in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood. In creating Gantry, a mixed-use development with apartments and commercial space, Milhaus collaborated with local community groups to ensure strict adherence to historic guidelines. Gantry residents can truly immerse themselves in the full Northside neighborhood experience, including being steps away from local shops, restaurants and parks. 

“In building Gantry, Milhaus has sought to address a growing demand for high-quality housing within the Northside,” said Jake Dietrich, director of development at Milhaus. “With the addition of Higher Gravity we’ll continue to drive the renaissance of the neighborhood beyond housing into retail and taprooms.”   

Beyond simply selling alcohol, Higher Gravity co-founders Jason Parnes and Nick Belleman are passionate about creating a laid-back, educational atmosphere that reduces the stress caused by the overwhelming volume of choices in today’s expansive beverage market. Information, such as the appropriate temperature and glassware for specific beer and wine will be integrated throughout the store to create a unique buying experience.


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