ITHACA, N.Y.—Ithaca Beer Company announced Monday that it will be opening a satellite restaurant in Collegetown, taking advantage of a new development at the corner of College and Oak Avenues in the popular stretch adjacent to Cornell University’s campus.
The announcement was short on details, coming on Twitter and Instagram from the company’s accounts. It doesn’t appear to impact Ithaca Beer’s existing location, outside of downtown Ithaca. According to the company’s posts, the restaurant will debut in August 2021.
“The new location sits on the corner of Student Agencies Building and features a large patio for indoor and outdoor seating,” the company said. The Student Agencies building is located at 411-415 College Avenue.
Other details were scant, but it’s easy to assume the restaurant will be modeled similarly to the type of American bar fare found at the company’s brewery headquarters and restaurant on Ithaca Beer Drive.
Ithaca Beer Co. is opening a satellite restaurant in Cornell’s college town neighborhood, on the corner of College and Oak Ave. Opening is scheduled for August 2021.
— Ithaca Beer Co. (@ithacabeer) March 8, 2021
The location is part of a new development, a mixed-use project helmed by Student Agencies. That comes after a prolonged battle over the potential redevelopment of the location, commonly called the Chacona Block, which was nearly designated a historic landmark property, which would have significantly hamstrung any possibility of redevelopment. Collegetown Bagels moved out of the location in mid-2020.