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Breckenridge Brewery to Remain in Breckenridge Space Following Dispute With Landlord Over Lease

Landlord had previously sought to back out of lease agreement

Breckenridge Brewery head brewer Jimmy Walker raises a glass in celebration of the brewery reaching an agreement to stay in its Breckenridge space
Breckenridge Brewery head brewer Jimmy Walker raises a glass in celebration of the brewery reaching an agreement to stay in its Breckenridge space
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Months after becoming embroiled in a dispute with its landlord that placed its future in Breckenridge in doubt, Breckenridge Brewery announced earlier today that it has reached an agreement to remain in its longtime Breckenridge space at 600 S. Main St.

In early June, The Summit Daily newspaper reported that the popular brewery was in danger of losing its Breckenridge home, which it has occupied since 1990, after the owner of the building backed out of an agreement to renew the brewery’s lease.

The brewery’s head brewer, Jimmy Walker, later told 5280 that he believed the brewery’s landlord was backing out of the agreement because it wanted to open its own restaurant in the space. 5280 also reported the entity that owns the building, Breckenridge Brewery Real Estate LTD, is at least partially owned by Richard Squire, who founded the brewery but is no longer affiliated with it following its purchase by brewing giant Anheuser-Busch.

The lease was scheduled to run out on June 30 but the brewery has continued to operate in the space after that date while lease negotiations continued.

Those negotiations have now come to a seemingly favorable end for the brewery, which posted the following message to its Facebook page earlier Tuesday:

Though terms of the agreement were not disclosed by the brewery as part of the announcement, a previous statement on the Breckenridge Brewery website had indicated the brewery hopes to remain in Breckenridge for “300 more [years], ideally in the same four walls where it all began.”

Breckenridge Brewery also operates a brewery and taproom in Littleton, which is now its primary brewing facility, and a recently-opened bar that serves its beers at Denver International Airport.

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