Is New World Brewery closing to make room for apartments in Ybor City?
New World Brewery has been a beloved enclave for beer drinkers and music lovers, tucked away off Seventh Avenue in Ybor City, for decades. It's where indie rock artists like My Morning Jacket, TV on the Radio and Animal Collective played live before they struck it big.
But new development by the owners of the land and structure where New World sits could force the brewery to close or relocate within the next year. Plans have been approved to demolish the structure at New World Brewery's address and make way for a $19.6-million mixed-use project with 100 apartments, 8,000 square feet of retail space and an underground parking garage.
It's unclear when the building could be demolished, but construction is expected to begin on the apartment project in the new year.
For more on the future of New World Brewery, click here for Justine Griffin's story.