Drayton Mills Marketplace has announced three new tenants, including the flagship location of a new brewery and two Spartanburg business expansions.
“Our vision for the overall Drayton community, has always been to provide an ‘It’s All Here’ interactive destination — where residents can enjoy the vast and beautiful amenities and each other from dusk to dawn,” said Tara Sherbert, managing principal of TMS Development, owner of Drayton Mills Lofts and Drayton Mills Marketplace. “With our luxury apartments now full, we believe our combined marketplace tenants create the optimal mix for this thriving community. We could not be more thrilled and honored to make these announcements today.”
Founded by a pair of brothers with West Coast roots, Holliday Brewing is expected to open this fall. The nano brewery will feature more than 25 different beers — most inspired by the family’s love of adventure and travel. Brothers Jim and John Holliday grew up in San Diego, Calif., known worldwide for its innovative craft beer scene. The brothers plan on brewing a bevy of India Pale Ales, as well as the Aloha Beach, which is a hazy India Pale Lager; and Hannah, which is an Orange Blossom Honey Ale.
“San Diego now has over 200 breweries. It’s just saturated,” said Jim Holliday, who will lead operations for the company. “We talked about this area, which is near the thriving craft beer scene in Western North Carolina, and just said this is ideal. Drayton Mills is the perfect location for us, and it will give us the opportunity to introduce our West Coast-style beers to South Carolina.”
John Holliday, who is the head brewer, said, “We’ll have a large selection of IPAs, but we’ll also have an amber and a well-rounded palate of beers for every consumer.”
John Holliday also brings with him years of experience in the brewing industry. For five years, he has worked as the maintenance manager for San Diego-based White Labs, maintaining equipment and overseeing installations for the company, which provides yeast and quality testing for breweries across the country. Here, John Holliday also received worldwide training on testing multitudes of equipment, sampling yeast and brews, and assisting with brewing on 20-barrel systems. He has used this wealth of experience to fine tune his precision in brewing. Jim Holliday has more than 30 years of experience as a manufacturing manager.
Holliday Brewing will occupy the more than 2,400-square-foot Suite 125. Plans call for an approximately 1,900-square-foot tasting room, comfortable seating, large TVs and an outdoor, dog-friendly biergarten.