Photos: Inside Tired Hands Brewery
The new Ardmore Avenue brewcafe is hoping to open in late May.
"Some days, mostly weekends, it's almost impossible to get work done here," said Tired Hands owner Jean Broillet on Wednesday, when Patch stopped by for a tour of the brewcafe soon to open at 16 Ardmore Ave.
That's because a near-constant stream of beer-enthusiasts and neighbors are stopping by the brewcafe to check on progress, tour the building, or sample some brew, Broillet said.
"I try to be as open as possible—and this process is taking a while, so now that we finally have something to show them, I want to show them," Broillet explained.
On weekdays though, the Tired Hands team is busy. Wednesday morning, the team was hammering floorboards, putting together doors, and installing the lighting to prepare for a hopeful late May opening.
The upcoming opening of the brewcafe has been highly anticipated; last July, Broillet had been hoping to open by January.
Things have taken longer than anticipated to come together, but now, the bars are installed, the taps are in, tables—constructed from wooden beams that were removed from the building in the renovation process—are getting put together, and bar stools are arriving soon.
On the township side of things, the brewcafe hasn't hit any roadblocks; the only permit that's left to obtain is an occupancy permit, which should be happening soon, Broillet said.
Broillet is hoping for a late May opening.
In the meantime, check out the photo gallery above for a look inside Tired Hands.
Also, see our past coverage of the brewcafe: