Kalamazoo's Bell's Brewery plans Escanaba plant

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Bells Brewery Inc. is seeking the Escanaba City Council's approval Thursday to buy property and build a manufacturing plant in the Upper Peninsula city.

MLive.com (http://bit.ly/13QALVp ) reports that the Kalamazoo-based beer-maker on Friday offered $35,000 for 3.15 acres in the Whitetail Industrial Park.

Bell's offer says it will build the plant within 18 months and says it will employ five people.

The City Council's agenda for Thursday's special meeting says the sale "would increase interest in bringing new manufacturers" to the industrial park.

Larry Bell founded the company in 1985. Its website says it has grown into "a regional craft brewery that employs more than 200 people" in 18 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.



Bell's Brewery Inc.: http://bellsbeer.com

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