Sea Dog Brewing to open in North Conway's Red Barn
Bunting said he first came to the Mount Washington Valley about a quarter century ago to ski Tuckerman Ravine and has often returned. Many Sea Dog employees are familiar with the area and have a similar affinity for it, he said.
Sea Dog will occupy several thousand square feet of space in the historic Red Barn on both the main level, which will host a 200-seat restaurant, and the mezzanine level.
With its 37-foot tall ceiling and "very dramatic post-and-beam structure, it (the Red Barn) is really an attractive facility for us to operate in," said Bunting.
Jim Kaplan of the Red Barn Shopping Center said the Red Barn will be renovated, but will retain its rustic feel.
"We aren't trying to hide the fact that this is a barn," Kaplan said.
Kaplan said the Red Barn's history stretches back to the 18th century when the original farmhouse, now occupied by North Conway Music Center, was known as the Moat Mountain House Inn.
In addition to the North Conway Music Center, the shopping center is home to the Corning Outlet Center, Close Knit Sisters, North Conway Furniture Outlet, Dollar Tree and Pain Care, all of which will remain open as Sea Dog Brewing moves in.
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