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Yonkers To Get New Craft Beer Brewery

A new brewery, Chicken Island Brewery, plans to open in the downtown waterfront area by the end of 2016.
A new brewery, Chicken Island Brewery, plans to open in the downtown waterfront area by the end of 2016. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Craft beer lovers can rejoice -- initial approval has been given by the Yonkers Industrial Development agency for a new craft brewery, Chicken Island Brewery, in the downtown waterfront area, according to Lohud.com.

Yonkers' spokeswoman Christina Gilmartin confirmed the brewery will assume a vacant industrial space on Alexander Street, near the train platform.

Operated by Andy Fondak and his parents, Jeff and Dot Fondak, the brewery will include an 11,000 square-foot production and sales area, as well as a tap room for the public, said Lohud.com.

The family is from Watertown, N.Y., where Andy founded the area's largest craft beer bar. Both Andy and Jeff Fondak are graduates of the World Brewing Academy, reported Lohud.com.

Their plans involve using imported German equipment and combining European and American brewing techniques. They hope to be open by the end of 2016, said Lohud.com.

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