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Keystone Real Estate Group Instrumental in Helping New Pawtucket Craft Brewery Find Commercial Property

Nick Garrison of High Jinx Brewing Company
Posted 10/5/12

PAWTUCKET, Rhode Island – One of the first steps to becoming a premiere regional brewery is finding the ideal building. Nick Garrison, owner of High Jinx Brewing Company credits commercial realtor Keystone Real Estate Group, Inc. for strategic support in securing his company’s location in Pawtucket.

Dan Awde, president and principal broker of Keystone Real Estate Group, served as lead realtor on the transaction.

“After a lengthy statewide search for a building that met our many requirements, we were thrilled to find the Grotto Avenue location,” said Nick Garrison, president and founder of High Jinx Brewing Company. “Dan was a tremendous asset during the entire process from initial search through financing to closing on the property.”

The 4,800 s/f facility is complete with offices, a mezzanine level, and conference room with vision panels to watch the brewing process.

“We’ve purchased a 30-barrel brewing system,” Garrison said. "We have plenty of space with 20'-25' ceilings, which allows us to bring in larger fermenters to expand without necessarily having to immediately increase our footprint.”

Garrison plans to give “Beer 101” tours of the facility on weekends to teach visitors about the brewing process, as well as offer beer tastings, all of which will help toward the goal of making High Jinx an active part of the community.

“Watching Nick’s ambition become reality has been a rewarding experience,” said Awde. “Investing in commercial property is always an engaging process, but even more so when a client is embarking on a new venture of this magnitude.”

“On behalf of Keystone Real Estate Group, we congratulate Nick Garrison and his team at High Jinx Brewing Company and wish them the ultimate success,” Awde said.

About Keystone Real Estate Group, Inc. (www.keystoneregroup.com)

Founded in 2002, Keystone Real Estate Group, Inc. has offices in Cranston, Rhode Island and North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Led by Dan Awde, SRES and Jean Allard, SRES, the firm has over 26 years of experience in the real estate industry specializing in commercial and residential brokerage services, construction management and inspections, OREO (other real estate owned) management/dispositions, marketing and broker evaluations. Awde was recently named to the Board of the Hope Alzheimer’s Center. Allard was recently awarded the Five Star Realtor Rating in Rhode Island Monthly.

About High Jinx Brewing Company LLC (www.highjinxbeer.com)

High Jinx Brewing Company in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, produces high-quality, hand-crafted beers designed with specific experiences in mind. Whether it be watching a baseball game, sitting at home on a rainy day, or just catching up with friends at the local pub, High Jinx’s goal is to create unique and fulfilling beer experiences.

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