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Structured Development and Burnt City Brewing held the grand opening of the second District Brew Yards location, in Wheeling, IL

Structured Development, Burnt City Brewing Open Second Location in Wheeling

Structured Development and Burnt City Brewing recently celebrated the grand opening of the second District Brew Yards location, at 700 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wheeling, IL. The latest addition to the suburb’s Restaurant Row corridor, District Brew Yards in Wheeling builds on the success of the original location, which opened in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood in 2019. 

Occupying the former Ram Restaurant & Brewery, shuttered since 2019, the new 11,668-square-foot space features four breweries from District Brew Yards’ Chicago location and one newcomer. 

“The District Brew Yards concept has been popular from the start and remained resilient through the pandemic,” said Mike Drew, founding principal of Chicago-based Structured Development. “Wheeling’s Restaurant Row is the perfect place to launch our expansion, and we’re proud to be revitalizing a space that’s been dark for three years with a fresh addition to this storied drinking and dining district.” 


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