Ten Fifty-Five Brewing to Open Downtown Brewery & Restaurant Spring 2018

After a year of fundraising and searching for the perfect downtown spot, local brewery Ten Fifty-Five Brewing announced they have signed a lease at 110 E. Congress St.

“We always knew we wanted to be downtown,” said Chris Squires, general manager at Ten Fifty-Five.

The 3,880-square-foot space between 6th Avenue and Scott Avenue will increase brewing production and include a restaurant focusing on local craft sausages. The space previously held Vaudeville Cabaret, then Voodoo Jack’s, which never came to fruition in part due to fire damage from former next-door neighbor the Grill.

“Walking distance from the streetcar was our biggest requirement,” said JP Vyborny, head brewer at Ten Fifty-Five Brewing. “We’re happy to be part of downtown.”

Renovations will begin in autumn with design direction from FORS Architecture + Interiors. The opening is scheduled for spring next year.

The space is also expected to have room for about 120 seats with front and back patios.

Menu options are varied with over 20 sausage options. Unorthodox sausage choices include buffalo, chicken, and vegetable. Sausage vendors have not been finalized yet, but Ten Fifty-Five confirmed they will keep it local. The restaurant will eventually transition to include house-made sausages as well.

While sausages are the star, Ten Fifty-Five also hopes to specialize in other timeless beer foods.

“Our goal is to make the best Belgian fries in town,” Vyborny said.

Ten Fifty-Five beer will also make appearances in items such as the house-made IPA mustard. The restaurant also hopes to draw in the business lunch crowd with lighter fare such as Tucson-oriented salads with local ingredients. Items such as grilled cheese and soup will appear when it’s rainy.

The restaurant is expected to be open seven days a week with operating hours from  11 a.m. – midnight. Sunday hours will be adjusted as needed.

Ten Fifty-Five Brewing is located at 3810 E. 44th St. For more information, call (520) 461-8073 or visit 1055brewing.com.

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