Southern Strain Brewing Co. opens set to in downtown Concord. That’s right — downtown. | Charlotte Observer

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Southern Strain Brewing Co. set to open in downtown Concord. That’s right — downtown.

Ford Craven is used to giving people reasons to move to Concord. Now, he’s giving them another one.

Craven, a realtor and Concord native, is one of the founders of Southern Strain Brewing Co., which opens its doors to the public this weekend at 165 Brumley St. in downtown Concord.

“It’s a beautiful small town,” says Craven of Concord, which his family has called home for five generations. “It’s classic, it’s historic, and it was once a thriving mill town. All that infrastructure is still there, or at least a lot of it is. It’s got everything…..

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