The transformation of the former Korean Bethel Presbyterian Church building in Old Irving Park neighborhood is about to begin. This week, Alderman John Arena alerted constituents about the latest status of the Eris Cider House project, indicating that the company has filed all of the necessary paperwork and received all of the necessary approvals to go ahead and start working on the project. The Eris team received their permit from the city on December 15, which allows for interior demolition only. According to Eater Chicago, the new facility will become the city's first cider house and will also brew beer in addition to cider. Wrap Architecture, the same firm that worked on the Revolution Brewing brewpub on Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, is leading the design of the new Eris space. Construction is expected to take about a year to complete.
·Renovation permits [Chicago Cityscape]
·Eris Brewery & Cider House for Old Irving Park Moving Forward [Curbed Chicago]
·Plans For Chicago's First Cider House (and Brewery) Press Forward [Eater Chicago]