The move is seen as a strong economic boost for the downtown.
“It is going to be a great addition to downtown,” said Steve Argersinger, president of the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce. “Once they open the brew pub, they will be offering a particular atmosphere that we don’t have right now.”
At one point, Martin said, he considered moving out of town, but he’s glad he found a prominent spot in Ipswich.
“It means two things: It gives us the opportunity right away to brew twice as much beer, and in the long run, maybe up to four times as much,” he said. “The other thing is it affords us a real home. At the old place we really didn’t invite people over because it was so crammed.”