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Tacoma’s Nalley Valley Adding to Its Vibe with New Taproom

The Nalley Valley neighborhood in Tacoma, Wash., seems to have several charms. There’s the sing-song ‘hood name. There are several “dive” bars (though, that descriptor is subjective). There’s a recently licensed marijuana incubator. There’s already a Fermentation Initiative presence. And now? The Fermentation Initiative plans to open a taproom.

The taproom is phase two of a planned business-plan expansion and will be at 2626 S. Tacoma Way. Dig this: there’s another development stage coming, too: a running trail along f Tacoma’s Historic Water Ditch Trail.

The taproom will occupy about 3,600 square feet in a space adjacent to the retail shop and will have a separate entrance. The taproom is seen, at present, to be a retail space, but wholesale offerings have not been ruled out. 

TFI’s owner Chris Schleif has operated a home brewing supply store for the past five years at the location, first reported here.


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