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Hippin’ Hops Brewery and Oyster Bar opens this fall in the East Atlanta Village in a space next to Holy Taco which used to house Eastlake Pharmacy, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. Owned by Clarence and Donnica Boston, Hippin’ Hops will also include a seafood restaurant run by “Beat Bobby Flay” and “Iron Chef International” contender Jamarius “J” Banks.
Hippin’ Hops will be able to seat approximately 60 people across their outdoor space, S-shaped bar, and other seating around the space, with a rooftop patio on the way. The brewery will serve craft beers from their three-barrel brewhouse with five-barrel unitanks. These beers will also be available for retail.
Up until mid-April of this year, manufacturing breweries were barred from operating in the East Atlanta Village, a commercially zoned area. This changed thanks to a two-year legal effort mounted by Jeffery Oparnica of Sabbath Brewery that amended the law so microbreweries and distilleries could operate under a special permit.
The Bostons are originally from Charlotte, NC, where they own three restaurants. A mortician by trade, Clarence Boston was recognized by U.S. Rep. Alma Adams for his work as a local entrepreneur in Charlotte.
Both Sabbath Brewing and Hippin’ Hops plan to open their doors this September.